seismometer

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seismo- +‎ -meter

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seismometer (plural seismometers)

  1. (geology) A device used by seismologists to detect and measure seismic waves and therefore locate earthquakes etc; a seismograph.
    • 2003, Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything (BCA), page 205:
      Despite the Hebgen Lake quake and the other known risks, Yellowstone didn't get permanent seismometers until the 1970s.

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