carbon dating


carbon dating

noun

: a scientific way of finding the age of something that is very old (such as a dinosaur bone) by measuring the amount of certain forms of carbon in it

Full Definition of CARBON DATING

:  the determination of the age of old material (as an archaeological or paleontological specimen) by means of the content of carbon 14
carbon–date \ˈkär-bən-ˈdāt\ transitive verb

First Known Use of CARBON DATING

1951

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