Definitions for "Absolute Dating"
Determining age on a specific time scale, such as a years B.C. or A.D. Radiocarbon dating provides an absolute date.
( AB·so·lute DAT·ing). An absolute date is a chronometric date. The burning of the Second Temple in Jerusalem on 9 Ab (August 5, 70) by the Romans is an absolute date. That is, the date is known with such certainty that to reject it would be scientifically, if not logically, absurd. See chronometric dating.
(cf 'relative dating')