[jee-oh-kruh-nol-uh-jee] /ˌdʒi oʊ krəˈnɒl ə dʒi/

the of the earth, as based on both absolute and relative methods of age determination.
the branch of geology concerned with ordering and dating of events in the earth’s history, including the origin of the earth itself

1893, from geo- + chronology.


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