microseism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n microseism a small earthquake
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Microseism A feeble earth tremor not directly perceptible, but detected only by means of specially constructed apparatus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n microseism A slight or weak earthquake-tremor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Microseism mī′krō-sizm a slight earthquake tremor
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Micro-, + Gr. an earthquake, fr. to shake

Usage

In literature:

They found that minute earthquakes, or microseisms, as the Italians call them, are occurring constantly.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
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In science:

Recently microsized heat engines have been realized experimentally in the TPSS.
Fluctuation relations for heat engines in time-periodic steady states
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