seismology

noun seis·mol·o·gy \ sīz-ˈmä-lə-jē , sīs- \
|Updated on: 20 Aug 2018

Definition of seismology

: 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 \ˌsīz-mə-ˈlä-jik, ˌsīs-\ 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

Definition of seismology for English Language Learners

  • : the scientific study of earthquakes



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