Definition of "dating" [dating]

  • Any of several techniques, such as radioactive dating, dendrochronology, or varve dating, for establishing the age of rocks, palaeontological or archaeological specimens, etc (noun)
  • A form of romantic courtship typically between two individuals with the aim of assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. The result of dating may at any time lead to friendship, any level of intimate relationship, marriage, or no relation. (noun)

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  • An estimation of the age of an artifact, biological vestige, linguistic usage, etc. (noun)
  • The setting of a date on which an event or transaction is to take place or take effect. (noun)
  • Present participle of date. (verb)

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Use "dating" in a sentence
  • "That was when Ramey pulled his daughter's credit report and found eight different credit cards in her name dating to when Shelbi was 2, he said."
  • "In English, these sapucaias are called paradise nuts, an appellation dating back to the European discovery of the New World, then considered the site of heaven."
  • "It was in favour of M. de Luxembourg in so far as the title dating from 1662 was concerned; but the consideration of his claim to the title of 1581 was adjourned indefinitely, so that he remained exactly in the same position as his father."