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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A certain isotope of a nonmetallic chiefly tetravalent element occurring native (as in the diamond and graphite) and forming a constituent of coal, petroleum, and asphalt, of limestone

Usage examples (39)
  • The technique the scientists use is known as radiocarbon dating and is more commonly used by archaeologists to date ancient fragments of bone and wood.
  • Everyone assumes that dates that follow the word "radiocarbon" are accurate, precise and sure.
  • The process has a huge advantage over standard methods such as radiocarbon dating, which is plagued by large error ranges, Kirch said.
  • 'Traditional methods of dating the pigments, such as radiocarbon, are destructive to the paintings, and the samples are prone to contamination. for more
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