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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: seismos 'shock, earthquake', from seiein 'to shake'

seismic

adjective
     
Related topics: Geology
seis‧mic [only before noun]
1 technicalHEG relating to or caused by earthquakes:
increased seismic activity
2 very great, serious, or important:
seismic changes in international relations

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