radiocarbon dating

radiocarbon dating
noun Date: 1951 carbon datingradiocarbon-date transitive verb

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  • 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 — n. CARBON DATING …   English World dictionary

  • radiocarbon dating — noun a chemical analysis used to determine the age of organic materials based on their content of the radioisotope carbon 14; believed to be reliable up to 40,000 years • Syn: ↑carbon dating, ↑carbon 14 dating • Hypernyms: ↑dating, ↑geological… …   Useful english dictionary

  • radiocarbon dating — radioanglinis datavimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Archeologinių radinių amžiaus nustatymas pagal ¹⁴C izotopo kiekį. atitikmenys: angl. carbon dating; radiocarbon dating rus. радиоуглеродное датирование; радиоуглеродное определение… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • radiocarbon dating — the determination of the age of objects of organic origin by measurement of the radioactivity of their carbon content. Also called carbon 14 dating. Cf. radiometric dating. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • radiocarbon dating — radiocar′bon dat ing n. ara phs determination of the age of objects of organic origin by measurement of their radiocarbon content • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • radiocarbon dating — noun A method of estimating the age of an artifact or biological vestige based on the relative amounts of the different isotopes of carbon present in a sample. Syn: carbon dating …   Wiktionary

  • radiocarbon dating — ra|di|o|car|bon dat|ing [ˌreıdiəuka:bən ˈdeıtıŋ US diouka:r ] n [U] formal ↑carbon dating …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • radiocarbon dating — noun (U) formal carbon dating …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • radiocarbon dating — /reɪdioʊˌkabən ˈdeɪtɪŋ/ (say raydeeoh.kahbuhn dayting) noun the determination of the age of objects of plant or animal origin by means of their content of radioactive carbon. Also, carbon dating …   Australian English dictionary

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