relative age

relative age

[′rel·əd·iv ′āj]
(geology)
The geologic age of a fossil organism, rock, or geologic feature or event defined relative to other organisms, rocks, or features or events rather than in terms of years.
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Considering the relative ages of the two ladies, the aunt's chance, in the ordinary course of nature, of receiving the ten thousand pounds, was thus rendered doubtful in the extreme; and Madame Fosco resented her brother's treatment of her as unjustly as usual in such cases, by refusing to see her niece, and declining to believe that Miss Fairlie's intercession had ever been exerted to restore her name to Mr.
For myself, I felt so much self-reproach and contrition for my part in what had happened, that nothing would have enabled me to keep back my tears but the fear that Steerforth, who often looked at me, I saw, might think it unfriendly - or, I should rather say, considering our relative ages, and the feeling with which I regarded him, undutiful - if I showed the emotion which distressed me.
2007) The effect of relative age in the first grade of primary school on long-term scholastic results international.
Radley further deposed that he could also determine the relative age of staple holes on top pages and subsequent pages of the two deeds if the court allowed him to unlock the eyelets.
Once these effects are known, one can simulate the impact of being redshirted by statistically aging a kindergarten entrant by one year, and predicting the impacts of absolute age and of relative age on his outcomes.
Thus, it can be assumed that these restrictions could have led to high selection pressure within each nomination process, which could have caused a so-called relative age effect (RAE) (Barnsley and Thompson, 1985).
First is the relative age of most of the in-service capital equipment--in North America and globally.
Based on the relative sea level changes deduced from the facies interpretations of the Amb formation, the relative age determination and fusilinid dating (parafusilina kattaensis by Kummel and Teichert, 1970) provide evidence for second order cycle.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Apple has taken some heat over the last few months for the relative age of some of its hardware, and the company may finally be preparing to respond.
is the time needed for the fish to grow through length class i, ti is the age (or the relative age, computed with to = 0) corresponding to the mid-length of class i, and where b, with sign changed, is an estimate of Z.
This advantage is called the relative age effect (RAE; Barnsley, Thompson, & Barnsley, 1985).
Partner's relative age was significant in the bivariate analyses, but not the multivariate analyses that controlled for additional partner variables.