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English definition of “seismology”


noun [U] uk   /saɪzˈmɒl.ə.dʒi/ us    /-ˈmɑː.lə-/ specialized
the scientific study of the sudden, violent movements of the Earth connected with earthquakesEarthquakes and volcanic eruptions
noun [C] uk   /-dʒɪst/ us  
Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
(Definition of seismology from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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