[ sahy-zuh m, -suh m ]
/ ˈsaɪ zəm, -səm /
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"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Origin of seism
1880–85; < Greek seismós, equivalent to seis-, stem of seíein to shake, quake + -mos noun suffix; cf. -ism
Words nearby seism
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Example sentences from the Web for seism
It means literally any instrument capable of seeing, or calling attention to, a seism, or earth-shake.
The word seismoscope is a compound word from Greek consisting of the two words, seism and scope.
British Dictionary definitions for seism
/ (ˈsaɪzəm) /
a less common name for earthquake
Word Origin for seism
C19: from Greek seismos, from seiein to shake
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