seismograph

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noun seis·mo·graph \ ˈsīz-mə-ˌgraf , ˈsīs- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of seismograph

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

seismographer

play \sīz-ˈmä-grə-fər, sīs-\ noun

seismographic

play \ˌsīz-mə-ˈgra-fik, ˌsīs-\ adjective

seismography

play \sīz-ˈmä-grə-fē, sīs-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of seismograph

International Scientific Vocabulary


SEISMOGRAPH Defined for English Language Learners

seismograph

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Definition of seismograph for English Language Learners

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


SEISMOGRAPH Defined for Kids

seismograph

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noun seis·mo·graph \ ˈsīz-mə-ˌgraf , ˈsīs- \

Definition of seismograph for Students

:a device that measures and records vibrations of the earth

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