Meaning of “carbon dating” in the English Dictionary

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"carbon dating" in British English

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carbon datingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkɑː.bən ˈdeɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˌkɑːr.bən ˈdeɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

(Definition of “carbon dating” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"carbon dating" in American English

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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 extremely old objects by measuring the amount of a particular type of carbon in them

(Definition of “carbon dating” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)