Definition of seismology in US English:

seismology

noun

  • The branch of science concerned with earthquakes and related phenomena.

    • ‘However, the era of earthquake seismology as a modern science began in the late 1800s with the installation of sensitive instruments called seismographs.’
    • ‘One of the strongest observations in seismology is that earthquakes cluster in space and time.’
    • ‘In seismology, stochastic models can be used to describe velocity heterogeneities that are too small or too numerous to be described deterministically.’
    • ‘His interests are applied mathematics, numerical analysis and the application of computer science to problems in geophysics and seismology.’
    • ‘He is an internationally renowned authority in rock mechanics, seismology and volcanology.’
    • ‘A multitude of issues in different scientific disciplines - planetary geology, meteorology, seismology, and other fields - could be answered by putting humans on Mars.’
    • ‘According to Packard and Hoskinson, the purity of the tone may lead to the development of rotation sensors that are sufficiently sensitive to be used for Earth science, seismology and inertial navigation.’
    • ‘Despite tremendous technological advances in earthquake seismology, many fundamental mysteries remain.’
    • ‘In the last few years, the council has carried out collaborative projects with India in diverse fields, including seismology, nanotechnology, information education and social science.’
    • ‘She is the author of many research papers in the field of seismology, but she clearly has a special interest in sharing her expertise with a popular audience.’
    • ‘In particular, this is vital for projects on the frontiers of science and engineering, projects such as particle physics, astronomy, bioinformatics, global climate modeling, and seismology.’
    • ‘Colombia also has been at the forefront of studies of volcanology and seismology.’
    • ‘The social and physical sciences are strong in the areas of environmental studies, telecommunications, social policies of the state, geology, seismology, and archeology.’
    • ‘He later attributed his discovery of reflection seismology to surviving the 1906 San Francisco earthquake as a child.’
    • ‘It wasn't until after she completed her formal education that Hutton chose earthquake science, or seismology, as a profession.’
    • ‘If so, then seismology has found a fertile habitat in earthquake-prone California.’
    • ‘Continued advances in supercomputing are also vital for a host of scientific advancements in biology, climate, economics, energy, material science, medicine, physics, and seismology.’
    • ‘The team includes experts in pattern recognition, geodynamics, seismology, chaos theory, statistical physics and public safety.’
    • ‘It's a fascinating field, seismology: part science, part history, part sociology, and, alas, part prophecy.’
    • ‘France and the U.S. have cooperated in space programs that have resulted in significant advancements in the understanding of such phenomena as El Niño, climate change, and seismology.’

Pronunciation

seismology

/sīzˈmäləjē//saɪzˈmɑlədʒi/