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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  • microseismical — microseisˈmic or microseisˈmical adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑microseism …   Useful english 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 — /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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