Associations to the word «Fault»


FAULT, noun. A defect; something that detracts from perfection.
FAULT, noun. A mistake or error.
FAULT, noun. A weakness of character; a failing.
FAULT, noun. A minor offense.
FAULT, noun. Blame; the responsibility for a mistake.
FAULT, noun. (seismology) A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity.
FAULT, noun. (mining) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam.
FAULT, noun. (tennis) An illegal serve.
FAULT, noun. (electrical) An abnormal connection in a circuit.
FAULT, noun. (obsolete) want; lack
FAULT, noun. (hunting) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
FAULT, verb. (transitive) To criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.
FAULT, verb. (intransitive) (geology) To fracture.
FAULT, verb. (intransitive) To commit a mistake or error.
FAULT, verb. (intransitive) (computing) To undergo a page fault.
FAULT GOUGE, noun. (geology) Accumulated crushed rock debris which is the product of the movement of the rocks on each side of a fault.
FAULT LINE, noun. (geology) The line formed by the intersection of the plane of a fault with the surface of the Earth
FAULT LINE, noun. (by extension) A minor split (in public opinion etc) that may develop into something larger
FAULT LINES, noun. Plural of fault line
FAULT PLANE, noun. (geology) The plane, or surface formed between the two rock blocks that slip one with the other during an earthquake. The edge of the fault plane can often be seen on the land as a fault line.
FAULT SCARP, noun. (seismology) A step-like feature formed by the slippage of a short section of the surface along a fault line.
FAULT TRACE, noun. (geology) A line drawn on a map to represent the position of a fault line.
FAULT TRACES, noun. Plural of fault trace

Dictionary definition

FAULT, noun. 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".
FAULT, noun. An imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer".
FAULT, noun. 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".
FAULT, noun. (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".
FAULT, noun. (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".
FAULT, noun. Responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's fault".
FAULT, noun. (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults".
FAULT, verb. Put or pin the blame on.

Wise words

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Saint Augustine