seismology
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1858 a science that deals with earthquakes and with artificially produced vibrations of the earth • seismological also seismologic adjectiveseismologist noun

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  • Seismology — (from Greek gr. σεισμός, seismos , earthquake ; and gr. λογία, logia ) is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the Earth. The field also includes studies of earthquake effects, such as tsunamis as well… …   Wikipedia

  • Seismology — Seis*mol o*gy, n. [Gr. ??? an earthquake + logy.] The science of earthquakes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seismology — (n.) 1852, from SEISMO (Cf. seismo ) + LOGY (Cf. logy). Related: Seismological (1850) …   Etymology dictionary

  • seismology — ► NOUN ▪ the branch of science concerned with earthquakes and related phenomena. DERIVATIVES seismological adjective seismologist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • seismology — [sīz mäl′ə jē, sīsmäl′ə jē] n. [ SEISMO + LOGY] a geophysical science dealing with earthquakes and related phenomena seismologic [sīzmə läj′ik, sīsmə läj′ik] adj. seismological seismologically adv. seismologist n …   English World dictionary

  • seismology — [[t]saɪzmɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Seismology is the scientific study of earthquakes. Derived words: seismological ADJ usu ADJ n ...the Seismological Society of America. seismologist plural N COUNT Peter Ward is a seismologist with the US Geological… …   English dictionary

  • seismology — seismologija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Geofizikos šaka, tirianti Žemės drebėjimus ir su jais susijusius reiškinius. Nustato žemės drebėjimų priežastis, geografinį paplitimą, jų prognozavimo galimybes pagal įvairius… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • seismology — seismologic /suyz meuh loj ik, suys /, seismological, adj. seismologically, adv. seismologist, n. /suyz mol euh jee, suys /, n. the science or study of earthquakes and their phenomena. Also called seismography. [1855 60; SEISMO + LOGY] * * * S …   Universalium

  • seismology — noun The study of the vibration of the Earths interior caused by natural and unnatural sources, such as earthquakes. See Also: seismic …   Wiktionary

  • seismology — seis|mol|o|gy [saızˈmɔlədʒi US ˈma: ] n [U] the scientific study of ↑earthquakes >seismologist n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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