Definition of Seismic

1. Adjective. Subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration.

Exact synonyms: Seismal
Similar to: Unstable
Derivative terms: Seism, Seism

Definition of Seismic

1. a. Of or pertaining to an earthquake; caused by an earthquake.

Definition of Seismic

1. Adjective. Related to, or caused by an earthquake or other vibration of the Earth. ¹

2. Adjective. (figuratively) Of very large, or widespread effect. ¹

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Definition of Seismic

1. seism [adj] - See also: seism

Lexicographical Neighbors of Seismic

seismic (current term)
seismic damper
seismic dampers
seismic design
seismic disturbance
seismic fitness
seismic lithosphere
seismic load
seismic loads
seismic moment
seismic moments
seismic performance
seismic retrofit
seismic risk
seismic risks

Literary usage of Seismic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International Conference by Building Research Advisory Board Staff (1973)
"One of the promising geophysical techniques available is the seismic method. The Geological Survey of Canada has recently undertaken experiments in seismic ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
"Thus a seismic survey is necessary, and the limits of the seismic areas will be ... Regions subject to earthquakes, or seismic areas, appear to have fairly ..."

3. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"This also pertains to seismic- acoustics. The results of laboratory studies2"4'6'7 constitute a prerequisite for the successful utilization of ..."

4. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India by Geological Survey of India (1883)
"CHAPTER V. OF THE DEPTH OF THE seismic FOCUS. As the determination of the depth of the seismic focus, or in other words the depth at which the shock ..."

5. Educational Facilities and Risk Management: Natural Disasters by OECD Staff, SourceOECD (Online service) (2004)
"... earthquakes is located off Mexico's Pacific coastline A seismic gap is ... high probability that a malor seismic event will occur in this area of Mexico ..."

6. Earthquakes, and Other Earth Movements by John Milne (1899)
"From this it appears that the rate at which seismic energy decreased during the last 500 years was about the same as that at which it decreased during the ..."

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