[ sahyz-mol-uh-jee, sahys- ]
/ saɪzˈmɒl ə dʒi, saɪs- /
the science or study of earthquakes and their phenomena.
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Also called seismography.
OTHER WORDS FROM seismologyseis·mo·log·ic [sahyz-muh-loj-ik, sahys-] /ˌsaɪz məˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌsaɪs-/, seis·mo·log·i·cal, adjectiveseis·mo·log·i·cal·ly, adverbseis·mol·o·gist, noun
Words nearby seismology
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Example sentences from the Web for seismologist
"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.
British Dictionary definitions for seismologist
/ (saɪzˈmɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of geology concerned with the study of earthquakes and seismic waves
Derived forms of seismologyseismologic (ˌsaɪzməˈlɒdʒɪk) or seismological, adjectiveseismologically, adverbseismologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for seismologist
[ sīz-mŏl′ə-jē ]
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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Cultural definitions for seismologist
[ (seyez-mol-uh-jee) ]
notes for seismology
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