carbon-date
transitive verb see carbon dating

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • carbon-date — [kär΄bən dāt΄] vt. carbon dated, carbon dating to establish the age of (carbonaceous material) by means of carbon dating …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • carbon-date — transitive verb see carbon dating * * * /kahr beuhn dayt /, v.t., carbon dated, carbon dating. to estimate the age of (an object of plant or animal origin) by radiocarbon dating. [1965 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • carbon-date — /kahr beuhn dayt /, v.t., carbon dated, carbon dating. to estimate the age of (an object of plant or animal origin) by radiocarbon dating. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • carbon-date — car′bon date v. t. dat•ed, dat•ing ara chem. gel to estimate the age of (an object of plant or animal origin) by radiocarbon dating • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • date — [n1] point in time; particular day or time age, century, course, day, duration, epoch, era, generation, hour, juncture, moment, period, quarter, reign, span, spell, stage, term, time, while, year; concepts 800,801,802,815 date [n2] social… …   New thesaurus

  • carbon dating — noun Date: 1951 the determination of the age of old material (as an archaeological or paleontological specimen) by means of the content of carbon 14 • carbon date transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • date — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. day, time, moment; age, era, epoch; informal, rendezvous, tryst; escort, suitor, steady, blind date. v. place [in time], begin, start; outmode, age; informal, court, escort, take out, show the town or …   English dictionary for students

  • Date — For the use of date on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers). Date or dates may refer to: Common Calendar date, a day on a calendar Date (metadata), a representation term or class associated with a data element date (Unix) …   Wikipedia

  • Carbon — (), but as most compounds with multiple single bonded oxygens on a single carbon it is unstable.] Cyanide (CN–), has a similar structure, but behaves much like a halide ion (pseudohalogen). For example it can form the nitride cyanogen molecule… …   Wikipedia

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