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geochronometry

[jee-oh-kruh-nom-i-tree] /ˌdʒi oʊ krəˈnɒm ɪ tri/
noun
1.
the determination of the absolute age of earth materials, as by radiometric dating.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; geo- + chronometry
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geochronometric
[jee-oh-kron-uh-me-trik] /ˌdʒi oʊˌkrɒn əˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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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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