[ jee-oh-kruh-nom-i-tree ]
/ ˌdʒi oʊ krəˈnɒm ɪ tri /
the determination of the absolute age of earth materials, as by radiometric dating.
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OTHER WORDS FROM geochronometryge·o·chron·o·met·ric [jee-oh-kron-uh-me-trik], /ˌdʒi oʊˌkrɒn əˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective
Words nearby geochronometry
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Scientific definitions for geochronometry
[ jē′ō-krə-nŏm′ĭ-trē ]
The measurement of geologic time using absolute measures, such as radiometric dating, or relative measures, such as determining the sequence of deposition of rock strata.
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