Definition of glottochronology
: a linguistic method that uses the rate of vocabulary replacement to estimate the date of divergence for distinct but genetically related languages
glottochronologicalplay \ˌglä-tō-ˌkrä-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -ˌkrō-\ adjective
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