Definition of Seismograph

1. Noun. A measuring instrument for detecting and measuring the intensity and direction and duration of movements of the ground (as an earthquake).




Definition of Seismograph

1. n. An apparatus for registering the shocks and undulatory motions of earthquakes.

Definition of Seismograph

1. Noun. An instrument that automatically detects and records the intensity, direction and duration of earthquakes and similar events. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Seismograph

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Seismograph

1. An apparatus for registering the shocks and undulatory motions of earthquakes. Origin: Gr. An earthquake + -graph. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Seismograph

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1. San Francisco's Great Disaster: A Full Account of the Recent Terrible by Sydney Tyler, Ralph Stockman Tarr (1906)
"The greatest stride ever made in this respect was the invention of the seismograph, the delicate instrument by which are measured the vibrations of the ..."

2. Earthquakes in the Light of the New Seismology by Clarence Edward Dutton (1904)
"... Seismometer—Milne's Modification —Tests by Artificial Vibrations—Confusing Nature of Seismometer Traces—Necessity for seismograph to Secure a Developed ..."

3. The Physics of Earthquake Phenomena by Cargill Gilston Knott (1908)
"Stevenson's Aseismic Join Vertical Pendulum. Forbes's Inverted Pendulum. Ewing's Duple Pendulum. Horizontal Pendulum. Bracket seismograph. Ven seismograph. ..."

4. The Observatory by Royal Astronomical Society (Gran Bretaña), Royal Greenwich Observatory, NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service, Royal astronomical society GB (1899)
"Milne states that experiments made •with tarpaulin placed first on one side of the tent in which the seismograph was placed, and then on the other side, ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1903)
"Experiments with a Vertical Spring seismograph. 1 inch in diameter, which, under the influence of a load of 1 Ib. 8 oz. and its own weight, ..."

6. Earthquakes, and Other Earth Movements by John Milne (1899)
"... motion instruments —Record receivers — Time-recording apparatus — The Gray and Milne seismograph. BEFORE we discuss the nature of earthquake motion, ..."

7. Earthquakes and Other Earth Movements by John Milne (1899)
"... and plate seismograph —The principle of Perry and Ayrton—Vertical motion instruments ... The Gray and Milne seismograph. BEFORE we discuss the nature of ..."

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