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.
Mahmoud Sherif, doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware and the main author of the paper, told Daily News Egypt that the study focused on using chlorine isotopes to identify sources of chloride, and to estimate the relative age of groundwater from the Nubian aquifer and the shallow alluvial aquifers, in addition to the fractured basement aquifers in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.
Amongst other points, he cites the range of facilities, relative age of most venues and their equipment, and the funding model for theatre facilities in the U.S.
However, the prognostic validity of physiological data (e.g., aerobic capacity) and general motor performance tests (e.g., sprint performance) in the long-term talent prediction of youth players is vigorously questioned due to development-related influences such as biological maturation and relative age (Johnson et al., 2017; Malina et al., 2017; Muller et al., 2017; Romann et al., 2018).
The biostratigraphic studies involving planktonic foraminifera is used to assign relative age to the Mughal Kot Formation.
The relative age of the collateral is the primary impediment that keeps this transaction from achieving an 'A+' rating.
The findings highlighted the importance of teachers, doctors and parents being aware of the impact of relative age and giving younger children the extra time they need to mature, said Jon Jureidini, Professor at University of Adelaide in Australia.
Weight categories do not prevent athletes from Relative Age Effect: an analysis of Olympic Games wrestlers.
class="MsoNormalFor a study published this month in The Journal of Physiology, the scientists assessed the stiffness and relative age of the major cardiac arteries in about 100 additional adults, most of them in their 70s and who, as in the earlier study, had provided regular reports about their exercise habits for at least two decades.
"Do your colleagues ever discuss the relative age of PCB designers today?" I asked him.