Radioactive-dating definition

The determination of the age of an artifact, bone, rock, etc. based on the known rates of decay of radioactive isotopes of various elements.
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(uncountable) A method of determining the age of objects or material using the decay rates of radioactive components such as potassium-argon.
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(countable) An instance of so doing.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of radioactive-dating - radiometric dating

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
radioactive-dating
Plural:
radioactive-datings