[ak-sel-er-uh-graf, -grahf]
an accelerometer containing a pendulum device for measuring and recording ground motions produced by earthquakes.

1905–10; acceler(ation) + -o- + -graph Unabridged
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Tilting the accelerograph's base can severely impact its response to the ground motion.
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