- a seismograph equipped for measuring the direction, intensity, and duration of earthquakes by measuring the actual movement of the ground.
Origin of seismometer
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Examples from the Web for seismometer
It is a seismometer for the shifting ground of British politics.The War Over Blair’s Memoir
September 7, 2010
This is the old Cacciatore seismometer which has been long employed in Italy.The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872
Unfortunately this fate was shared by a seismometer that had been set up on the island.
Seis′mogram, the record made by a seismometer; Seismog′rapher.
Seismom′etry, the measuring the phenomena of earthquakes; Seis′moscope, a name of the simpler form of seismometer.
In due time they reach, say the Isle of Wight, where they set the pencil of the seismometer at work.The San Francisco Calamity
Word Origin and History for seismometer
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A detecting device that receives seismic impulses. It is the detecting component of a seismograph. See more at seismograph.
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