seismic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Based on Ancient Greek σεισμός (seismós, shaking, earthquake) +‎ -ic.

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Adjective[edit]

seismic (not comparable)

  1. Related to, or caused by an earthquake or other vibration of the Earth.
  2. (figuratively) Of very large or widespread effect.
    • 2018 January 27, Dafydd Pritchard, “Newport 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      With Spurs having avoided a seismic Cup upset, Newport's heroic display will be rewarded with a lucrative replay at Wembley.

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