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.
Children born in May, June, July and August, the youngest in their school year, are less likely to get selected for squads in adolescence, but are more likely to achieve senior professional status: a reversal of the relative age effect.
For each record, we requested and noted: (1) the participant species, (2) date, (3) locality, (4) relative age of birds when possible (i.
It's a winning mix, although the model's relative age (launched in 2007 with a gentle styling refresh in 2011 and the Sportbrake from 2012) is beginning to show gently in places like a satellite navigation system that looks creaky and a complex touchscreen menu.
Generally speaking, unlike Generation X (born 1961-1981) and the Boomer Generation (born 1946-1964), Millennials grew up uniquely treasured by their parents (think back to the first time you saw a "Baby On Board" sign) during a relative age of prosperity.
The angle of the dorsal fin was measured and used to indicate the calf's relative age.
I stare at the wooden beams above me, contemplating their relative age to my own, wondering if I'm the only person still present in my carbon body.
Because length of the shell is an indicator of relative age in freshwater bivalves (Harmon and Joy, 1990; Haag, 2009b), this finding constitutes the first documentation of relatively recent reproduction in a population of Q.
The relative age gap in financial behavior is particularly big in the Middle East and North Africa, the region with the largest share of unbanked adults worldwide.
A relative age effect refers to the overall difference in age between individuals within each age group that may result in significant differences in performance and participation (Helsen et al.
Trail camera photographs were stamped with time of day, so we could record the number of deer present, sex and relative age, plus any behavior demonstrated.