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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The curve uniting points at which an earthquake-wave synchronously reaches the earth's surface: the equivalent of the German homoseiste, a term introduced into seismological science by K. von Seebach to replace the hybrid term coseismal, used by certain seismologists writing in English.
  • Pertaining to or having the character of such a curve.


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