geochronometry

[ jee-oh-kruh-nom-i-tree ]

noun
  1. the determination of the absolute age of earth materials, as by radiometric dating.

Origin of geochronometry

1
First recorded in 1920–25; geo- + chronometry

Other words from geochronometry

  • ge·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

geochronometry

[ jē′ō-krə-nŏmĭ-trē ]


  1. 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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