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seismoscope

[ sahyz-muh-skohp, sahys- ]
/ ˈsaɪz məˌskoʊp, ˈsaɪs- /
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noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM seismoscope

seis·mo·scop·ic [sahyz-muh-skop-ik, sahys-], /ˌsaɪz məˈskɒp ɪk, ˌsaɪs-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for seismoscope

seismoscope
/ (ˈsaɪzməˌskəʊp) /

noun

an obsolete instrument that indicates the occurrence of an earthquakeCompare seismograph

Derived forms of seismoscope

seismoscopic (ˌsaɪzməˈskɒpɪk), adjective
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