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seism

 (sī′zəm)
[Greek seismos, from seiein, to shake.]

seism

(ˈsaɪzəm)
n
(Geological Science) a less common name for earthquake
[C19: from Greek seismos, from seiein to shake]

seismism, seism

an earthquake. — seismic, adj.
See also: Earthquakes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seism - shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activityseism - shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
seismic disturbance, shock - an instance of agitation of the earth's crust; "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
earth tremor, microseism, tremor - a small earthquake
seaquake, submarine earthquake - an earthquake at the sea bed
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth

seism

noun
A shaking of the earth:
Informal: shake.
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He has experience with deep submersibles, sideAaAeAeA scan sonar, seism reflection, and other marine geophysical tools on over 40 oceanographic cruises over the last 25 years.
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Seism attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
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Dear Brothers and Sisters, ten years ago, the first seism took place in our beloved Beirut: they assassinated Rafic Hariri.
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have a wide area of applications, such as military detection, healthy environment monitoring, and seism surveillance.
According to ASOCRETO (1995), this can be evidenced in the damage of structural elements, such as slab system, in which cracks by punching shear and longitudinal cracks are generated due to excessive shear and flexion stress exerted by the seism.
This group included gravity, magnetic, radiometry, and thermometry and seism city.