- /ˈæbsəlut deɪtɪŋ/ (say 'absuhlooht dayting)
the determining of a specific date for an archaeological or palaeontological site or artefact, usually from its physical or chemical properties, as by radiocarbon dating.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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