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potassium-argon dating

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  • n. A method of estimating the age of igneous rocks or of archaeological objects by measuring the amount of argon that has built up through the radioactive decay of potassium.

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  • n. geological dating that relies on the proportions of radioactive potassium in a rock sample and its decay product, argon

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