The definition of seismic is relating to or subject to earthquakes or man-made tremors.
An example of something seismic is the movement of land during an earthquake; seismic movement.
- of, having to do with, or caused by an earthquake or earthquakes or by man-made earth tremors
- subject to earthquakes
Origin of seismicfrom Classical Greek seismos, earthquake from seiein, to shake from Indo-European base an unverified form twei-, to excite, shake, shock from source Sanskrit tvi?-, to be excited, sparkle
- Of, subject to, or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration.
- Earthshaking: an issue of seismic proportions and ramifications.
Based on Ancient Greek ÏƒÎµÎ¹ÏƒÎ¼ÏŒÏ‚ (seismos, “shaking, earthquake") + -ic.