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Any radioactive form of a chemical element, having the same atomic weight as that element (i.e. same number of protons), but a different number of neutrons. Used in a variety of oceanic applications such as dating and
movement of water masses.
Adapted from: Webster's College Dictionary. 1991. Random House.