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[sahyz-muh-skohp, sahys-]
  1. an instrument for recording the occurrence or time of an earthquake.
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Origin of seismoscope

First recorded in 1850–55; seismo- + -scope
Related formsseis·mo·scop·ic [sahyz-muh-skop-ik, sahys-] /ˌsaɪz məˈskɒp ɪk, ˌsaɪs-/, adjective
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Historical Examples of seismoscope

  • In other words, a seismoscope is any instrument capable of calling attention only to an earth-shake.

    The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes

    Edwin J. Houston

  • First is the seismoscope, which will merely detect and record the fact that there has been such a tremor.

British Dictionary definitions for seismoscope


  1. an obsolete instrument that indicates the occurrence of an earthquakeCompare seismograph
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Derived Formsseismoscopic (ˌsaɪzməˈskɒpɪk), adjective
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