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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dating mean? 

DATING (noun)
  The noun DATING has 1 sense:

1. use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens

  Familiarity information: DATING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DATING (noun)

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Use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens

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Nouns denoting acts or actions


dating; geological dating

Hypernyms ("dating" is a kind of...):

chemical analysis; qualitative analysis (the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dating"):

potassium-argon dating (geological dating that relies on the proportions of radioactive potassium in a rock sample and its decay product, argon)

carbon dating; carbon-14 dating; radiocarbon dating (a chemical analysis used to determine the age of organic materials based on their content of the radioisotope carbon-14; believed to be reliable up to 40,000 years)

rubidium-strontium dating (geological dating based on the proportions of radioactive rubidium into its decay product strontium; radioactive rubidium has a half-life of 47,000,000,000 years)

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