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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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(18.) Seism, "Universal Life Insurance, a 1980s Sensation, Has Backfired," The Wall Street Journal (Sept.
1993 - Hamed Buheleeba and Randy Seism authored a fairytale ending to Victory Team's dream run in World Powerboating racing, with a runaway win in the Emirates Grand Prix.
Foreign minister's statement contained exaggerated figures and it has made a seism movement in the petroleum sector, sources added.
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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.
In today's financial world, there is no mechanism to avoid a seism. There is no balancing act any longer.
Dynamic response of linear systems subjected to dynamic loading, such as shock or seism, with finite element procedures is of paramount importance in many engineering applications [18].
(4) Leslie Seism and Anupreeta Das, "Catastrophe Bonds Shake Up Insurance Industry" The Wall Street Journal August 7, 2016.
In 2011, a Wall Street Journal article (Leslie Seism, "Death Policy Probe Grows," July 5, 2011, http://on.wsj.com/ 2bncRKQ) reported actions by New York State's attorney general to determine if life insurance companies were taking sufficient steps to ensure that proceeds of life insurance policies were being paid.
Seism attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
This is the beginning of phase II, which will involve 8 districts of Timor-Leste.Both the curriculum revision and the trainings are being carried out by the roughly 15 teacher-trainers of SEISM, the Center for the Study of Science and Mathematics, a division of the National Commission for UNESCO, which resides under the auspices of the Timor-Leste Ministry of Education.