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seis·mic

 (sīz′mĭk)
adj.
1. Of, subject to, or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration.
2. Earthshaking: an issue of seismic proportions and ramifications.

seis′mi·cal·ly adv.

seismic

(ˈsaɪzmɪk)
adj
1. (Geological Science) relating to or caused by earthquakes or artificially produced earth tremors. Also (less commonly): seismical
2. of enormous proportions or having highly significant consequences: seismic social change.
ˈseismically adv

seis•mic

(ˈsaɪz mɪk, ˈsaɪs-)

also seis′mal, seis′mi•cal,



adj.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or caused by an earthquake or vibration of the earth, whether due to natural or artificial causes.
[1855–60; < Greek seism(ós) earthquake (seis-, s. of seíein to shake, quake + -mos n. suffix) + -ic]
seis′mi•cal•ly, adv.

seis·mic

(sīz′mĭk)
Relating to an earthquake or to other tremors of the Earth, such as those caused by large explosions: a seismic disturbance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.seismic - subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
Translations
زَلْزالي
seismický
seismisk
seisminen
szeizmikus
jarîskjálfta-
seisminisseismologasseismologijasiesmologinis
seismisks
seizmický
depremselsismik

seismic

[ˈsaɪzmɪk] ADJ (lit) → sísmico (fig) [shift, change] → radical

seismic

[ˈsaɪzmɪk] adj [data, measurements, waves, forces, belt, shock] → sismiqueseismic shift n
(lit)mouvement m sismique
(fig) (= huge change) → séisme m

seismic

adjseismisch; (fig) changes, eventskolossal, dramatisch; forcesungeheuer; seismic focusErdbebenherd m

seismic

[ˈsaɪzmɪk] adjsismico/a

seismic

(ˈsaizmik) adjective
of earthquakes. seismic disturbances.
seisˈmology (-ˈmolədʒi) noun
the science or study of earthquakes.
ˌseismoˈlogical (-ˈlo-) adjective
seisˈmologist noun
References in classic literature ?
Ajor, having less knowledge of the effectiveness of firearms than I, and therefore greater confidence in them, entreated me to shoot the beast; but I knew that the chance that I could stop it with a single shot was most remote, while that I should but infuriate it was real and present; and so I waited for what seemed an eternity, watching those devilish points of fire glaring balefully at us, and listening to the ever-increasing volume of those seismic growls which seemed to rumble upward from the bowels of the earth, shaking the very cliffs beneath which we cowered, until at last I saw that the brute was again approaching the aperture.
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A 1988 city conference on Earthquake Hazards and the Design of Constructed Facilities in the Eastern United States pointed out that history shows a moderate pattern of seismic disturbances in the New York City area.
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