carbon-date


carbon-date
To gauge the age of an organic material by comparing the ratio of carbon isotopes.

After carbon-dating the artifact, the archaeologist determined that it was of late bronze age manufacture.

Syn: radiocarbon-date

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  • carbon-date — [kär΄bən dāt΄] vt. carbon dated, carbon dating to establish the age of (carbonaceous material) by means of carbon dating …   English World dictionary

  • carbon-date — transitive verb see carbon dating * * * /kahr beuhn dayt /, v.t., carbon dated, carbon dating. to estimate the age of (an object of plant or animal origin) by radiocarbon dating. [1965 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • carbon-date — /kahr beuhn dayt /, v.t., carbon dated, carbon dating. to estimate the age of (an object of plant or animal origin) by radiocarbon dating. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • carbon-date — transitive verb see carbon dating …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carbon-date — car′bon date v. t. dat•ed, dat•ing ara chem. gel to estimate the age of (an object of plant or animal origin) by radiocarbon dating • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

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