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seismograph

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noun seis·mo·graph \-ˌgraf\

Simple Definition of seismograph

  • : a device that measures and records the movement of the earth during an earthquake

Full Definition of seismograph

  1. :  an apparatus to measure and record vibrations within the earth and of the ground

seis·mog·ra·pher play \sīz-ˈmä-grə-fər, sīs-\ noun
seis·mo·graph·ic play \ˌsīz-mə-ˈgra-fik, ˌsīs-\ adjective
seis·mog·ra·phy play \sīz-ˈmä-grə-fē, sīs-\ noun

Origin of seismograph

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1858


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