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carbon datingnoun [U]

uk   us  
a ​method of ​calculating the ​age of ​extremelyoldobjects by ​measuring the ​amount of a ​particulartype of ​carbon in them
(Definition of carbon dating from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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carbon datingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑr·bən ˌdeɪ·t̬ɪŋ/ (also radiocarbon dating,  /ˈreɪd·iˌoʊˈkɑr·bən ˌdeɪ·t̬ɪŋ/ )
science a ​method of ​calculating the ​age of ​extremelyoldobjects by ​measuring the ​amount of a ​particulartype of carbon in them
(Definition of carbon dating from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “carbon dating”
in Chinese (Simplified) (计算古物年代的)碳年代测定法,碳定年法…
in Chinese (Traditional) (計算古物年代的)碳年代測定法,碳定年法…
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