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[sahyz-muh-gram, sahys-]
  1. a record made by a seismograph.
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Origin of seismogram

First recorded in 1890–95; seismo- + -gram1
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Historical Examples

  • Such a record is called a seismogram, and represents a long distance seismogram.

    The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes

    Edwin J. Houston

Word Origin and History for seismogram


record made by a seismograph or seismometer, 1888, from seismo- + -gram.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

seismogram in Science


  1. The record that is produced by a seismograph.
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