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A detecting device that receives seismic impulses.

seis′mo·met′ric (-mə-mĕt′rĭk), seis′mo·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.


(saɪzˈmɒm ɪ tər, saɪs-)

a seismograph equipped for measuring the direction, intensity, and duration of earthquakes by measuring the actual movement of the ground.
seis`mo•met′ric (-məˈmɛ trɪk) seis`mo•met′ri•cal, adj.
seis•mom′et•ry, n.


a special seismograph equipped to measure the actual movement of the ground. — seismometry, n. — seismometric, adj.
See also: Earthquakes
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