geochronology
noun Date: 1893 1. the chronology of the past as indicated by geologic data 2. the study of geochronology • geochronological also geochronologic adjectivegeochronologically adverbgeochronologist noun

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  • geochronology — [jē΄ōkrə näl′ə jē] n. [ GEO + CHRONOLOGY] the branch of geology dealing with the age of the earth and its materials, the dating of evolutionary stages in plant and animal development, etc. geochronological [jē΄ōkrän΄ə läj′i kəl] adj …   English World dictionary

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  • geochronology — geochronologic /jee oh kron l oj ik/, geochronological, adj. geochronologist, n. /jee oh kreuh nol euh jee/, n. the chronology of the earth, as based on both absolute and relative methods of age determination. [1890 95; GEO + CHRONOLOGY] * * *… …   Universalium

  • geochronology — noun a) The science of dating samples of rock or sediment. Geochronology allows us to see more precisely how the world has evolved. b) Any one of the methods by which the age of different samples of rock can be determined. The history of the… …   Wiktionary

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  • geochronology — n. [Gr. ge, earth; chronos, time; logos, discourse] The measurement of time in relation to the evolution of the earth …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • geochronology — study of measuring geological time Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • geochronology — noun the branch of geology concerned with the dating of rock formations and geological events. Derivatives geochronological adjective geochronologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • geochronology — geo·chronology …   English syllables

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