Associations to the word «Seismic»


SEISMIC, adjective. Related to, or caused by an earthquake or other vibration of the Earth.
SEISMIC, adjective. (figuratively) Of very large, or widespread effect.
SEISMIC DAMPER, noun. A mechanical device to dissipate kinetic energy of seismic waves penetrating a building structure.
SEISMIC DAMPERS, noun. Plural of seismic damper
SEISMIC DESIGN, noun. An authorized engineering procedures meant to plan new or retrofited structures or systems subject to earthquake exposure.
SEISMIC LINE, noun. A cut through forest cleared to permit seismic survey.
SEISMIC LITHOSPHERE, noun. (geology) the region between the surface of the Earth and the asthenosphere characterized by the efficient propagation of seismic waves
SEISMIC LOAD, noun. External force applied to a building structure as a result of earthquake-generated agitation.
SEISMIC LOADS, noun. Plural of seismic load
SEISMIC MOMENT, noun. (geology) A quantity used to determine the the size of an earthquake. Calculated either from a seismogram, or from the measurement of the area affected and the displacement of the rocks.
SEISMIC MOMENTS, noun. Plural of seismic moment
SEISMIC PERFORMANCE, noun. Measure of recorded or expected ability of a building structure to sustain its due functions during and after earthquakes
SEISMIC RETROFIT, noun. Modification of a building that already exists to make it seismically fit.
SEISMIC RISK, noun. An assessment of the probability that the social or economic consequences of an earthquake would exceed a specific value at a specific place and time; used in the planning of buildings etc.
SEISMIC RISKS, noun. Plural of seismic risk
SEISMIC SHIFT, noun. (idiomatic) A fundamental reorientation of a state of affairs.
SEISMIC STRATIGRAPHY, noun. A technique used to determine the nature of sedimentary rocks by the analysis of seismic data; used especially in oil prospecting
SEISMIC SUSTAINABILITY, noun. Ability of a building or civil engineering structure to perform its basic operational functions with seismic risk limited to acceptable level
SEISMIC WAVE, noun. Any of several forms of vibrational waves that travel through the Earth as the result of an earthquake or underground explosion.
SEISMIC WAVES, noun. Plural of seismic wave
SEISMIC ZONING, noun. Maps prepared for the purpose of earthquake engineering and based on frequency and intensity of expected earthquakes in different areas
SEISMIC ZONINGS, noun. Plural of seismic zoning

Dictionary definition

SEISMIC, adjective. Subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration.

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