Compare relative and absolute dating

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.

Sequencing the rock layers will show students how paleontologists use fossils to give relative dates to rock strata.

I might be said to be without a friend, or relative, in the world. He was another friend, and even a relative, of the "illustrious master." Have you heard him speak of late of any relative of mine or his, called Pecksniff?

To her, the relative importance of the farm to Billy was as simple as a problem in addition.

When physicist and philosopher Isaac Newton completed his "Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica" in the late 17th century, he led a scientific revolution that changed the way people viewed the world.

In the work, he laid out several concepts that would become the basis for classical physics.

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