- the science or study of earthquakes and their phenomena.
Origin of seismology
Also called seismography.
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"Providence protected us, I'm sure, Tom," the seismologist replied at the other end of the line.
"Tell them we'll go to work right away," he informed the seismologist.
- the branch of geology concerned with the study of earthquakes and seismic waves
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Word Origin and History for seismologist
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- The scientific study of earthquakes and of the internal structure of the Earth. It includes the study of the origin, geographic distribution, effects, and possible prediction of earthquakes.
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