radiometric

adjective
ra·​dio·​met·​ric | \ ˌrā-dē-ō-ˈme-trik How to pronounce radiometric (audio) \

Definition of radiometric

1 : relating to, using, or measured by a radiometer
2 : of or relating to the measurement of geologic time by means of the rate of disintegration of radioactive elements

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Other Words from radiometric

radiometrically \ ˌrā-​dē-​ō-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce radiometric (audio) \ adverb

Examples of radiometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When examining remnants from the past, experts use radiometric dating, a versatile technique that involves counting radioactive atoms of certain elements that are still present in a sample. Scott Hershberger, Scientific American, "How Do Scientists Determine the Ages of Human Ancestors, Fossilized Dinosaurs and Other Organisms?," 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of radiometric

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for radiometric

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The first known use of radiometric was in 1877

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“Radiometric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiometric. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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radiometric

adjective
ra·​dio·​met·​ric | \ ˌrād-ē-ō-ˈme-trik How to pronounce radiometric (audio) \

Medical Definition of radiometric

: relating to, using, or measured by a radiometer

Other Words from radiometric

radiometrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce radiometric (audio) \ adverb

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