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Definition of the noun microseism
What does microseism mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: microseisms
- a small earthquake
- lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
- synonyms of microseism: earth tremor / tremor
- more generic words: earthquake / quake / seism / temblor = shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity
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Alternative definition of the noun microseism
- A faint earth tremor caused by natural phenomena, such as wind.
Microseism: In seismology, a microseism is defined as a faint earth tremor caused by natural phenomena. The term is most commonly used to refer to the dominant background seismic noise signal on Earth, which are caused by water waves in the oceans and lakes. Because the ocean wave oscillations are statistically homogenous over several hours, the microseism signal is a long-continuing oscillation of the ground. The most energetic seismic waves that make up the microseismic field are Rayleigh waves, but Love waves can make up a significant fraction of the wave field, and body waves are also easily detected with arrays. Because the conversion from the ocean waves to the seismic waves is very weak, the amplitude of ground motions associated to microseisms does not generally exceed 10 micrometers.
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by Jian Zhao, Jianchun Li
Microseismic monitoring Microseism is a dynamic phenomenon which is accompanied with the initiation, development and penetrating of fracture in coal rock mass. For different stress states and characters of coal rock mass, the ...
Earth sciences, Geology by CTI Reviews
Thus a microseism is a small and long ...
by John Ogilvie
microseism, mi'krö- sizm, n. [Gr, mikros, small, seismos, a shaking.] A very slight earthquake shock; an earth-tremor. - microspectroscope, mi-krö-spek' trósköp, n. (Gr. mikros, small ...
microseism (mi'kró-sism), n. . [(, Gr. tukpóg, small, + Getauác, a shaking.] A slight or weak ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
microseismology (mi ' kro - sis - mol ' o - ji), n. [microseism + - ology.
by Thomas Davidson
Microseism, ml'krO-siam, ». a slight earthquake tremor.— adn. Mlcrosels mic, -al. — ns. Mlcroaeis mograph ; Microseismom etry. Mlcrosoma, ml-krO-sd'tna, « one of the minute granules embedded in the hyaline plasm of the protoplasm of ...
microseismology (mi" krô-sis-mol” 3-ji), n. [microseism H--ology.] ...
a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith
microseism (ml'kro-sism), n. [< Gr. ntnp6c, small, + oeto/joc, a shaking.] A slight or weak ...
Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1903)
An Original Work of Reference to the Words in the English Language, Giving a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use
microseism; mi-crö-si-phön-u-lae, s. pl. [ MicrosiPHONULA, Sup.] mi-crö-si-phon -u-lar, a [MicroSIPHONULATE, Sup) mi- crö-si-phön -u-lāte, mi-crösi-phon -u-lar, a [Mod. Lat. microsiphonul(a); suff. -ate, - ar.] ...
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Scrabble value of M3I1C3R1O1S1E1I1S1M3
The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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