Absolute Time

Science / Biology / Absolute Time: One of the two types of geologic time (relative time being the other), with a definite age date established mostly by the decay of radioactive elements, although ages may also be obtained by counting tree rings, decay of a specific type of atom, or annual sedimentary layers (such as varves in lakes or layers in a glacier). The term is in some disfavor because it suggests an exactness that may not be possible to obtain.

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Absolute Adjective Synonyms: perfect, complete, total, finished, thorough, through-and-through, consummate, flawless, faultless, unadulterated, pure, unmixed, unalloyed, undiluted, rank
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Time Noun Synonyms: period, interval, stretch, spell, patch
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Radiometric Time

Science / Biology / Radiometric Time: Type of absolute time determined by the relative porportions of radioisotopes to stable daughter isotopes. MORE

Relative Time

Science / Biology / Relative Time: Type of geologic time (absolute time being the other) that places events in a sequence relative to each other. MORE

Self-Timer

Technology / Digital Cameras / Self-Timer: A setting that allows a lapse between pressing the shutter button and firing of the camera. MORE

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