carbon 14

noun (1)

Definition of carbon 14

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: a heavy radioactive isotope of carbon of mass number 14 used especially in tracer studies and in dating old materials (such as archaeological and geological specimens)

carbon 14 dating

noun (2)

Definition of carbon 14 dating (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of carbon 14

Noun (1)

1946, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carbon 14 was in 1946

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“Carbon 14.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%5B14%5D. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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carbon 14

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Medical Definition of carbon 14

: a heavy radioactive isotope of carbon of mass number 14 used especially in tracer studies and in dating archaeological and geological materials

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