Definitions

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  • n. The measurement and recording of earthquakes and other ground vibrations.
  • n. The study of these records, seismology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writing about, or a description of, earthquakes.
  • n. The art of registering the shocks and undulatory movements of earthquakes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The study of earthquake phenomena, with the aid of seismographs, or instruments specially contrived for recording the most important facts regarding the direction, duration, and force of these disturbances of the earth's crust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the measurement of tremors and shocks and undulatory movements of earthquakes

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Examples

  • With renowned oil man Lee Everette DeGolyer, he opened the world's first well ever to be successfully drilled into a structure located by reflection seismography in 1928.

    Karcher, John Clarence

  • But they also put the new techniques of seismography to good use, and they made aerial surveys of the country, using a one-engine Fairchild 71, with a hole cut out of the bottom through which to take photographs with film especially manufactured by Kodak to withstand desert heat.

    The Prize

  • But it is not my intention to include musick and the arte of warre here, this heading comprising those works which deal with mathematics and physics only, with their dependent subjects, such as (in addition to those mentioned by Master Maunsell) geodesy, mensuration of all kinds, meteorology, seismography, and books on chance and probabilities.

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • Authorities did not provide a casualty figure but the Kandilli observatory, Turkey's main seismography center, said the quake was capable of killing many more people.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Authorities did not provide a casualty figure but the Kandilli observatory, Turkey's main seismography centre, said the quake was capable of killing many more people.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Turkey's main seismography center says the quake could have killed up to 1,000 people.

    News - latimes.com

  • Mustafa Erdik from Turkey's main seismography centre said they were estimating a death toll of between 500 and 1,000.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Mustafa Erdik, from Turkey's main seismography centre, said they were estimating a death toll of between 500 and 1,000.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • The Kandilli observatory, Turkey's main seismography centre, said Sunday's quake was capable of killing many people.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • The Kandilli observatory, Turkey's main seismography center, said the quake was capable of killing many people.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

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