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geochronology

[jee-oh-kruh-nol-uh-jee] /ˌdʒi oʊ krəˈnɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the chronology of the earth, as based on both absolute and relative methods of age determination.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; geo- + chronology
Related forms
geochronologic
[jee-oh-kron-l-oj-ik] /ˌdʒi oʊˌkrɒn lˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
geochronological, adjective
geochronologist, noun
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Examples for geochronology
  • My area of expertise is isotope geochemistry and geochronology.
  • Luminescence dating is a form of geochronology that measures the energy of photons being released.
  • Advances in stratigraphy and geochronology require that any time scale be periodically updated.
British Dictionary definitions for geochronology

geochronology

/ˌdʒiːəʊkrəˈnɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
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
geochronological (ˌdʒiːəʊˌkrɒnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
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Word Origin and History for geochronology
n.

1893, from geo- + chronology.

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