absolute age


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absolute age

[′ab·sə‚lüt ′āj]
(geology)
The geologic age of a fossil, or a geologic event or structure expressed in units of time, usually years. Also known as actual age.
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2010) have thus far hampered the recruitment of juveniles and adults of known age for validation of absolute ages.
The age of the Saint George Plutonic Suite is broadly assigned to the Late Silurian to Late Devonian (New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources 2010), but the absolute ages of some of the constituent plutons are not well constrained.
Some periods of ridge formation may see rates deviating markedly from the average rate, adding to the modeled absolute age error, but the average rate would be representative for most ridges over a long time span (cf.
They locked this fiery young rebel behind bars for an absolute age Yet, through all that time a battle for peace not war, he did wage.
Playing a character based on reallife American illusionist Criss Angel, he hasn't been this funny in an absolute age.
I end up spending an absolute age on deciding what to have, then the rest of the night telling myself I have made the right choice.
might have trouble recognising the star as he takes to the stage for his first stab at stand-up in an absolute age to examine the mental health issues that once led to his well-publicised six-week stay in psychiatric care - a show that manages to be both over-rehearsed and rambling
Every game is an absolute must-win for us now, and the morale is great among the boys after what was our first away win for an absolute age.
DESPITE having talent to spare, Natalie Portman has failed to shine in an absolute age.
The game flowed so much Blackpool substitute Keith Southern had to wait an absolute age on the freezing touchline to come on.
I don't mind saying the Pirate Ship made me sick, but the ride I was most trying to avoid was near Oblivion and seemed to hang the wrong way round for an absolute age.
On the downside though, the 308 proved a bit sluggish on the open road and seemed to take an absolute age to reach a cruising speed.