- the science or study of earthquakes and their phenomena.
Origin of seismology
Also called seismography.
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Examples from the Web for seismology
Seismology, the science of earthquakes, is by no means void of interest.The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882
Witness what they have done in seismology, botany, and medicine.The Gist of Japan
R. B. Peery
It will be most convenient to treat of Seismology first in order.
Such, briefly and imperfectly sketched, is the existing state of Seismology.
The investigation of earthquakes, seismology, has become in the present day an independent subject of scientific interest.
- the branch of geology concerned with the study of earthquakes and seismic waves
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Word Origin and History for seismology
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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