seismism

seismism
/suyz"miz euhm, suys"-/, n.
the natural activity or group of phenomena associated with earthquakes.
[1900-05; SEISM + -ISM]

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  • seismism — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌmizəm noun ( s) Etymology: Greek seismos earthquake + English ism : earthquake phenomena : seismic activity * * * /suyz miz euhm, suys /, n. the natural activity or group of phenomena associated with earthquakes. [1900 05; SEISM + ISM …   Useful english dictionary

  • seismism — seis·mism …   English syllables

  • Earthquake — For other uses, see Earthquake (disambiguation). Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998 …   Wikipedia

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  • earthquake — n seism, seismism, microseism, earth tremor, shock, upheaval, cataclysm …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • earthquake — [n] tremor from inside the earth convulsion, fault, macroseism, microseism, movement, quake, quaker*, seimicity, seism, seismism, shake, shock, slip, temblor, trembler*, undulation, upheaval; concepts 144,526 …   New thesaurus

  • seismic —   a. pertaining to earthquakes.    ♦ seismicity, n.    ♦ seismal,    ♦ seismatical,    ♦ seismetic, a.    ♦ seismism, n. seismic phenomena.    ♦ seismograph, n. instrument recording earthquakes.    ♦ seismology, n. study of earthquakes.    ♦… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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