seismicity
noun Date: 1902 the relative frequency and distribution of earthquakes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • seismicity — [sīz mis′ə tē, sīsmis′ə tē] n. 1. the property or state of being seismic 2. the frequency, intensity, etc. of earthquake activity in a given region: also seismic activity …   English World dictionary

  • seismicity —  ̷ ̷ˈmisəd.ē, ətē, i noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary seismic + ity : the quality or state of being seismic; specifically : the relative frequency and distribution of earthquakes prog …   Useful english dictionary

  • seismicity — /suyz mis i tee, suys /, n., pl. seismicities. the frequency, intensity, and distribution of earthquakes in a given area. [1900 05; SEISMIC + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • seismicity — noun factor of how seismic a region is. How prone it is to earthquakes …   Wiktionary

  • seismicity — n. frequency and geographical distribution of earthquakes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • seismicity — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS The phenomenon of earth movement or seismic activity …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • seismicity — [sʌɪz mɪsɪti] noun Geology the occurrence or frequency of earthquakes in a region …   English new terms dictionary

  • seismicity — seis·mic·i·ty …   English syllables

  • seismicity — seis•mic•i•ty [[t]saɪzˈmɪs ɪ ti, saɪs [/t]] n. pl. ties gel the frequency, intensity, and distribution of earthquakes in a given area • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • Induced seismicity — In seismology, induced seismicity has two meanings: intentional and unintentional. Intentional induced seismicity or reflection seismology is the production of seismic waves by various means for the purpose of gathering subsurface images for… …   Wikipedia

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