Definition of radiometric dating in English:

radiometric dating

Syllabification: ra·di·o·met·ric dat·ing

noun

  • A method of dating geological or archeological specimens by determining the relative proportions of particular radioactive isotopes present in a sample.
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    • 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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