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seismology

[sahyz-mol-uh-jee, sahys-] /saɪzˈmɒl ə dʒi, saɪs-/
noun
1.
the science or study of earthquakes and their phenomena.
Also called seismography.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; seismo- + -logy
Related forms
seismologic
[sahyz-muh-loj-ik, sahys-] /ˌsaɪz məˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌsaɪs-/ (Show IPA),
seismological, adjective
seismologically, adverb
seismologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for seismologist

seismology

/saɪzˈmɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of geology concerned with the study of earthquakes and seismic waves
Derived Forms
seismologic (ˌsaɪzməˈlɒdʒɪk), seismological, adjective
seismologically, adverb
seismologist, noun
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seismologist in Science
seismology
  (sīz-mŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of earthquakes and of the internal structure of the Earth. It includes the study of the origin, geographic distribution, effects, and possible prediction of earthquakes.
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seismologist in Culture
seismology [(seyez-mol-uh-jee)]

The branch of science devoted to the study of seismic waves and the information they provide about the structure of the interior of the Earth.

Note: Our knowledge of the properties of the crust, the mantle, and the core comes from this field.
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