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geochronology

[ jee-oh-kruh-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌdʒi oʊ krəˈnɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
the chronology of the earth, as based on both absolute and relative methods of age determination.
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Origin of geochronology

First recorded in 1890–95; geo- + chronology

OTHER WORDS FROM geochronology

ge·o·chron·o·log·ic [jee-oh-kron-l-oj-ik], /ˌdʒi oʊˌkrɒn lˈɒdʒ ɪk/, ge·o·chron·o·log·i·cal, adjectivege·o·chro·nol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for geochronology

geochronology
/ (ˌdʒiːəʊkrəˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
the branch of geology concerned with ordering and dating of events in the earth's history, including the origin of the earth itself

Derived forms of geochronology

geochronological (ˌdʒiːəʊˌkrɒnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
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