Teleseism
Teleseism Tel"e*seism, n. [Gr. th^le far + ? shock.] A seismic movement or shock far from the recording instrument. -- {Tel`e*seis"mic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Teleseism — A teleseism is the tremor caused by an earthquake that is very far away, often picked up only by seismometers that are in low background noise locations. Generally, a tremor from a magnitude 5.3 earthquake can be seen anywhere in the world with… …   Wikipedia

  • teleseism —   n. tremor due to distant earthquake.    ♦ teleseismic, a.    ♦ teleseismology, n. study of teleseism …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • teleseism — /tel euh suy zeuhm/, n. Geol. a tremor caused by an earthquake originating a great distance from the seismographic station that records it. [TELE 1 + SEISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • teleseism — tele·seism …   English syllables

  • teleseism — /tɛləˈsaɪzəm/ (say teluh suyzuhm) noun a seismic movement or shock occurring a long way away from a seismometer, and difficult to detect unless background noise is very low. {tele 1 + seism} –teleseismic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • teleseism — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Teleseismic — Teleseism Tel e*seism, n. [Gr. th^le far + ? shock.] A seismic movement or shock far from the recording instrument. {Tel e*seis mic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • τηλέσεισμος — ο, Ν γεωλ. σεισμός σε απόσταση μεγαλύτερη από 1.000 χιλιόμετρα από το όργανο που τόν καταγράφει. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. teleseism < τηλ(ε) * + σεισμός] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • teleseismic — adjective see teleseism * * * teleseismic to teleshopping: see tele 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tel|e|seis|mic — «TEHL uh SYZ mihk», adjective. of or having to do with a teleseism …   Useful english dictionary

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