dendrochronology
noun Date: circa 1928 the science of dating events and variations in environment in former periods by comparative study of growth rings in trees and aged wood • dendrochronological adjectivedendrochronologically adverbdendrochronologist noun

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  • dendrochronology — dating by tree rings, 1928; see DENDRO (Cf. dendro ) + CHRONOLOGY (Cf. chronology) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dendrochronology — ☆ dendrochronology [den′drōkrə näl′ə jē, den′drəkrə näl′ə jē ] n. the science of dating past events or climatic changes by a comparative study of growth rings in tree trunks dendrochronological [den′drōkrän΄ə läj′i kəl, den′drəkrän΄ə läj′i kəl]… …   English World dictionary

  • Dendrochronology — Drill for dendrochronology sampling and growth ring counting Dendrochronology or tree ring dating is the scientific method of dating based on the analysis of patterns of tree rings. Dendrochronology can date the time at which tree rings were… …   Wikipedia

  • dendrochronology — dendrochronological /den droh kron l oj i keuhl/, adj. dendrochronologically, adv. dendrochronologist, n. /den droh kreuh nol euh jee/, n. the science dealing with the study of the annual rings of trees in determining the dates and chronological… …   Universalium

  • dendrochronology — dendrochronologija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Metodas, naudojamas medžių amžiui ar augimo laikui nustatyti pagal rieves skersiniame kelmo pjūvyje. atitikmenys: angl. dendrochronology vok. Dendrochronologie, f rus.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • dendrochronology — noun The science that uses the spacing between the annual growth rings of trees to date their exact year of formation. See Also: dendroarchaeology, dendrochemistry …   Wiktionary

  • dendrochronology —   observation of a core or cross section of a tree trunk shows a pattern of essentially concentric rings, each representing a year of growth. The number of rings can therefore be used to date the tree. Further, wider rings (higher rate of growth) …   Geography glossary

  • dendrochronology — study of tree rings Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • dendrochronology — noun a technique of dating based on the investigation of annual growth rings in tree trunks. Derivatives dendrochronological adjective dendrochronologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • dendrochronology — den·dro·chronology …   English syllables

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