seismometer

[ sahyz-mom-i-ter, sahys- ]
/ saɪzˈmɒm ɪ tər, saɪs- /

noun

a seismograph equipped for measuring the direction, intensity, and duration of earthquakes by measuring the actual movement of the ground.

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Origin of seismometer

First recorded in 1835–45; seismo- + -meter

OTHER WORDS FROM seismometer

seis·mo·met·ric [sahyz-muh-me-trik, sahys-] /ˌsaɪz məˈmɛ trɪk, ˌsaɪs-/, seis·mo·met·ri·cal, adjectiveseis·mom·et·ry, noun
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Scientific definitions for seismometer

seismometer
[ sīz-mŏmĭ-tər ]

A detecting device that receives seismic impulses. It is the detecting component of a seismograph. See more at seismograph.
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