Definition of carbon dating noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


carbon dating

BrE BrE//ˌkɑːbən ˈdeɪtɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːrbən ˈdeɪtɪŋ//
(formal radiocarbon dating) [uncountable]
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a method of calculating the age of very old objects by measuring the amounts of different forms of carbon in them
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carbon dating