seismometer

noun
seis·​mom·​e·​ter | \ sīz-ˈmä-mə-tər How to pronounce seismometer (audio) , sīs- \

Definition of seismometer

: a seismograph measuring the actual movements of the ground (as on the earth or the moon)

Other Words from seismometer

seismometric \ ˌsīz-​mə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce seismometer (audio) , ˌsīs-​ \ adjective

Examples of seismometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The InSight lander, which is already stationary by nature, will use its seismometer to listen out for marsquakes. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 1 Oct. 2021 The findings are based on about 35 marsquakes registered by a French seismometer on NASA’s InSight stationary lander, which arrived at Mars in 2018. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Aug. 2021 That year, two vessels zigzagged across the western Indian Ocean, occasionally stopping to make a submarine seismometer walk the plank and sink to the seafloor. Quanta Magazine, 15 Sep. 2021 The findings are based on about 35 marsquakes registered by a French seismometer on NASA’s InSight stationary lander, which arrived at Mars in 2018. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Aug. 2021 The findings are based on about 35 marsquakes registered by a French seismometer on NASA’s InSight stationary lander, which arrived at Mars in 2018. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Aug. 2021 The findings are based on about 35 marsquakes registered by a French seismometer on NASA’s InSight stationary lander, which arrived at Mars in 2018. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Aug. 2021 The findings are based on about 35 marsquakes registered by a French seismometer on NASA’s InSight stationary lander, which arrived at Mars in 2018. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Aug. 2021 But the lander’s incredibly sensitive seismometer has the ability to detect marsquakes from hundreds and thousands of miles away. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of seismometer

1841, in the meaning defined above

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8 Oct 2021

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“Seismometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seismometer. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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