Synonyms and Antonyms for potassium-argon-dating

1. potassium-argon dating (n.)

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

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2. potassium (n.)

a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite

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3. dating (n.)

use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens

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4. argon (n.)

a colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere

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