ac·​cel·​ero·​gram ik-ˈse-lə-rə-ˌgram How to pronounce accelerogram (audio)
plural accelerograms
: a record of an earthquake generated by an accelerograph
At present, existing accelerograms are being studied by several groups in an effort to extract as much information as possible concerning source mechanisms and wave propagation close to faults.David M. Boore, Geotimes, January 1975

Word History


accelero- (as in accelerograph) + -gram

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accelerogram was in 1931

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“Accelerogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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