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English definition of “seismology”

seismology

noun [U]     /saɪzˈmɒl.ə.dʒi/ US  /-ˈmɑː.lə-/ specialized
the scientific study of the sudden, violent movements of the Earth connected with earthquakesEarthquakes and volcanic eruptions seismologist     /-dʒɪst/ noun [C] Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
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