seismometer

noun seis·mom·e·ter \ sīz-ˈmä-mə-tər , sīs- \
|Updated on: 7 Aug 2018

Definition of seismometer

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

seismometric

play \ˌsīz-mə-ˈme-trik, ˌsīs-\ adjective

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1841

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