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seismology

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noun seis·mol·o·gy \sīz-ˈmä-lə-jē, sīs-\

Simple Definition of seismology

  • : the scientific study of earthquakes

Full Definition of seismology

  1. :  a science that deals with earthquakes and with artificially produced vibrations of the earth

seis·mo·log·i·cal play \ˌsīz-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌsīs-\ also seis·mo·log·ic play \-jik\ adjective
seis·mol·o·gist play \sīz-ˈmä-lə-jist, sīs-\ noun

Origin of seismology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1858



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