[ sahyz-mol-uh-jee, sahys- ]
/ saɪzˈmɒl ə dʒi, saɪs- /
the science or study of earthquakes and their phenomena.
Also called seismography.
Related formsseis·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
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Examples 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 Formsseismologic (ˌsaɪzməˈlɒdʒɪk) or seismological, adjectiveseismologically, adverbseismologist, noun
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Science 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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Culture definitions for seismologist
[ (seyez-mol-uh-jee) ]
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