seismoscope

[sahyz-muh-skohp, sahys-]
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noun

an instrument for recording the occurrence or time of an earthquake.

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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seismoscope

noun

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