Definition of radiometric dating in English:

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radiometric dating

noun

[mass noun]
A method of dating geological specimens by determining the relative proportions of particular radioactive isotopes present in a sample.
Example sentences
  • In an attempt to resolve this conundrum, we have carried out multidisciplinary research involving field studies, radiometric dating, geochemistry, palaeontology and palaeomagnetism.
  • In recent years radiometric dating of volcanic lavas, particularly in North Germany, has been used to redefine the PermianCarboniferous boundary.
  • Samples for radiometric dating were collected after the main magnetostratigraphic units were defined in the field.

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