geochronology

noun geo·chro·nol·o·gy \ ˌjē-ō-krə-ˈnä-lə-jē \

Definition of geochronology

1 : the chronology of the past as indicated by geologic data
2 : the study of geochronology

geochronological

play \ˌjē-ō-ˌkrä-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -ˌkrō-\ or less commonly geochronologic play \ˌjē-ō-ˌkrä-nə-ˈlä-jik, -ˌkrō-\ adjective

geochronologically

play \ˌjē-ō-ˌkrä-nə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē, -ˌkrō-\ adverb

geochronologist

play \ˌjē-ō-krə-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

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First Known Use of geochronology

1893



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