seismology

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

Definition of seismology

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

seismological

play \ˌsīz-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌsīs-\ or less commonly

seismologic

play \-jik\ adjective

seismologist

play \sīz-ˈmä-lə-jist, sīs-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of seismology

International Scientific Vocabulary


SEISMOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

seismology

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noun

Definition of seismology for English Language Learners

  • : the scientific study of earthquakes



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