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  • radiocarbon-date — transitive verb see radiocarbon dating …   Useful english dictionary

  • Radiocarbon dating — (sometimes simply known as carbon dating) is a radiometric dating method that uses the naturally occurring radioisotope carbon 14 (14C) to estimate the age of carbon bearing materials up to about 58,000 to 62,000 years.[1] Raw, i.e. uncalibrated …   Wikipedia

  • radiocarbon dating — noun Date: 1951 carbon dating • radiocarbon date transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Radiocarbon 14 dating of the Turin Shroud — Radiocarbon dating of the Turin Shroud was the most famous scientific study performed on the artifact. The radiocarbon dating was carried out in 1988 and dated the cloth is to between 1260 and 1390 C.E., compatible with the first recorded mention …   Wikipedia

  • date — date1 W1S1 [deıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(day)¦ 2 at a later/future date 3 to date 4¦(romantic meeting)¦ 5¦(arrangement to meet somebody)¦ 6¦(fruit)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1 5; Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • radiocarbon — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1939 radioactive carbon; especially carbon 14 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • radiocarbon — n. [L. radius, ray; carbo, coal] A radioactive isotope of carbon found naturally in the air and in organisms that is used to date fossil and subfossil remains; also used in physiological studies …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • carbon-date — verb To gauge the age of an organic material by comparing the ratio of carbon isotopes. After carbon dating the artifact, the archaeologist determined that it was of late bronze age manufacture. Syn: radiocarbon date …   Wiktionary

  • Epoch (reference date) — In the fields of chronology and periodization, an epoch means an instant in time chosen as the origin of a particular era. The epoch then serves as a reference point from which time is measured. Time measurement units are counted from the epoch… …   Wikipedia

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