Microseism
Microseism Mi"cro*seism, n. [Micro- + Gr. ? an earthquake, fr. ? to shake.] A feeble earth tremor not directly perceptible, but detected only by means of specially constructed apparatus. -- {Mi`cro*seis"mic}, {Mi`cro*seis"mic*al}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • microseism — MICROSEÍSM, microseisme, s.n. Cutremur de pământ de intensitate mică, înregistrat numai de aparate foarte sensibile. – Din fr. microséisme. Trimis de LauraGellner, 30.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  Microseism ≠ macroseism Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004.… …   Dicționar Român

  • microseism — [mī′krō sīz΄əm] n. [< MICRO + Gr seismos: see SEISMIC] a very slight tremor or quivering of the earth s crust that is not related to an earthquake, usually caused by an atmospheric disturbance microseismic [mī΄krōsīz′mik, mī′krōsīs′mik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Microseism — In seismology, a microseism is defined as a faint earth tremor caused by natural phenomena.[1][2] The term is most commonly used to refer to the dominant background seismic noise signal on Earth, which are mostly composed of Rayleigh waves and… …   Wikipedia

  • microseism — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary micr + Greek seismos earthquake more at seismic Date: 1887 a feeble rhythmically and persistently recurring earth tremor • microseismic adjective • microseismicity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • microseism — microseismic, microseismical, adj. /muy kreuh suy zeuhm, seuhm/, n. Geol. a feeble, recurrent vibration of the ground recorded by seismographs and believed to be due to an earthquake or a storm at sea. [1885 90; MICRO + SEISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • microseism — noun A faint earth tremor caused by natural phenomena, such as wind …   Wiktionary

  • microseism — [ mʌɪkrəʊˌsʌɪz(ə)m] noun Geology an imperceptibly small earthquake. Derivatives microseismic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • microseism — mi·cro·seism …   English syllables

  • microseism — mi•cro•seism [[t]ˈmaɪ krəˌsaɪ zəm, səm[/t]] n. gel a feeble recurrent vibration of the ground recorded by seismographs and believed to be due to an earthquake or a storm at sea • Etymology: 1885–90; micro+ Gk seismós earthquake (see seismic) mi… …   From formal English to slang

  • microseism — /ˈmaɪkroʊsaɪzəm/ (say muykrohsuyzuhm) noun a vibration of the ground recorded by seismographs but not believed to be due to an earthquake. {micro + Greek seismos earthquake} –microseismic /maɪkroʊˈsaɪzmɪk/ (say muykroh suyzmik), microseismical… …   Australian English dictionary

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