Fault

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Fault Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
  • (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
  • responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John''s fault"
  • the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection; "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel"; "he knew his own faults much better than she did"
  • (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"
  • (geology) a crack in the earth''s crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"
  • an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
  • put or pin the blame on

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's fault" ,
  • (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust" ,
  • the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection; "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel"; "he knew his own faults much better than she did" ,
  • a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults" ,
  • an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer" ,
  • (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults" ,
  • (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"

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Fault Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A fault is a fracture, or break, in the Earth's crust (lithosphere). Some faults are active. Here, sections of rock move past each other. This sometimes makes earthquakes.

Faulting occurs when shear stress on a rock overcomes the forces which hold it together. The fracture itself is called a fault plane. When it is exposed at the Earth's surface, it may form a cliff or steep slope called a fault scarp.

The angle between the fault plane and an imaginary horizontal plane is called the dip angle of the fault. Faults may dip shallowly or steeply.

Faults are categorized into three types:



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* Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side. - La Rochefoucauld

* There's folks 'ud stand on their heads and then say the fault was i' their boots. - George Eliot

* Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others. - Kahlil Gibran


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