seismology

noun

seis·​mol·​o·​gy sīz-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce seismology (audio)
sīs-
: a science that deals with earthquakes and with artificially produced vibrations of the earth
seismological adjective
or less commonly seismologic
seismologist noun

Examples of seismology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The earthquake in Taiwan was about 1,000 times stronger than New York’s, said Professor Stephen Holler, who runs the seismology station at Fordham University. Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News, 5 Apr. 2024 In the 40 years since the first Fukushima reactor was commissioned, seismology and the science of flood hazards have made tremendous progress, drawing on advances in sensors, modeling, and other new capabilities. Ernest Moniz, Foreign Affairs, 17 Oct. 2011 Omori’s law says the number of aftershocks will decrease as time passes, according to a seismology lab from the University of California, Berkeley. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024 One project, for example, might involve studying the seismology of Venus through balloons that are tested first on Earth, or the deployment of small subsurface drones to study melting of Antarctic ice shelves. Laurence Darmiento, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for seismology 

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First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seismology was in 1858

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“Seismology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seismology. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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seismology

noun
seis·​mol·​o·​gy sīz-ˈmäl-ə-jē How to pronounce seismology (audio)
sīs-
: a science that deals with earthquakes and with artificially produced vibrations of the earth
seismological adjective
seismologist noun

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