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radiocarbon dating
Subject Category
X Research, Technology and Engineering
Definition
The determination of the age of an organic substance by measuring the loss rate of radiocarbon (carbon-14). The method is based on the principle that all living plants and animals take in small amounts of radiocarbon, and the intake ends when they die.
Definition Source
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Used For
carbon-14 analysis
carbon-14 dating
carbon dating
Broader Term
age determination
Related Term
age
carbon 14
radionuclides
Spanish
datación por carbono radiactivo
Term Number
5067