a break in the earth's crust where there has been displacement of one side relative to the other. Sometimes a layer of non-porous rock may be next to an oil-bearing porous interval along a fault and form a trap for the oil;
a break in subsurface strata. Often strata on one side of the fault line have been displaced (upward, downward, or laterally) relative to their original positions.
is a surface along which rock has been fractured and displaced.
A fracture in rock along which movement can be demonstrated. A fracture in the earth's crust forming a boundary between rock masses that have shifted.Found on http://www.americantrails.org/
A crack or break in the crust of a planet along which slippage or movement can take place.
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n. (v.) A fracture, or large crack, in the Earth's crust where one side moves up/down/sideways relative to the other; fault block- n. pieces of crust that have slipped into or alongside a fault; fault zone- n. an area with multiple faults.Found on http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/glossary_2.html
A fracture in rock along which there has been an observable amount of displacement. Faults are rarely single planar units; normally they occur as parallel to sub-parallel sets of planes along which movement has taken place to a greater or lesser extent. Such sets are called fault or fracture-zones.Found on http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/swces/products/glossary.htm
A break in the Earth along which movement occurs. Sudden movement along a fault produces earthquakes. Slow movement produces aseismic creep. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20129
a rock fracture with a lateral displacement of the rocks on one side of the break with respect to those on the other side. The locus of fracture, commonly a zone up to several meters thick, is generally called a fault zone. Found on http://www.cst.cmich.edu/users/dietr1rv/gemrxAppB.htm
A discontinuity over which there has been displacement of rock strata. See Reverse Fault, Normal Fault and Strike-Slip Fault. There are many terms associated with faults.
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- (geology) a crack in the earth`s crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other 2. [n] - (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.) 3. [n] - responsibility for a bad situation or event 4. [n] - (tennis o...Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=fault
Break in the rocks resulting in displacement either side.
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An unpleasant characateristic of wine resulting from a flaw with the winemaking process or storage conditions.
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a fracture in rocks with movement of the rock layers on either side. Faulting is caused by movement in the Earth's crust that creates stress and tension. The photograph below shows layers of rock that have been offset along a fault.
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discrete planar rock fracture, which shows evidence of a displacement. A fault is a discrete surface.Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_geology
[ Middle English faut
, French faute
(cf. Italian , Spanish , & Portuguese falta
), from a verb meaning to want
, freq., from Latin fallere
to deceive. See Fail
, and confer Default
Defect; want;...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/F/12
Fault transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Faulted
; present participle & verbal noun Faulting
To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame. [ Obsolete] « For that I will not fault
t...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/F/12
Fault intransitive verb
To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong. [ Obsolete] « If after Samuel's death the people had asked of God a king, they had not faulted
.» Latimer. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/F/12
1. Defect; want; lack; default. 'One, it pleases me, for fault of a better, to call my friend.' (Shak) ... 2. Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish. 'As patches set upon a little breach Discredit more in hiding of the fault.' (Shak) ... 3. A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty;...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(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`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=fault
• (n.) Failure to serve the ball into the proper court. • (n.) Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish. • (n.) A lost scent; act of losing the scent. • (v. t.) To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; -- chiefly used in the p....Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/fault/
(from the article `tort`) Liability without faultFound on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/f/12
(from the article `handball`) ...game, the rebounding ball must land on the floor back of the short line, either before or after striking one of the sidewalls. If it does not ... ...line so that it rebounds and hits the floor within the service court on the opposite side, permissibly striking the side wall, back wall, or both ... ......Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/f/12
in geology, a planar or gently curved fracture in the rocks of the Earth`s crust, where compressional or tensional forces cause relative displacement ... [15 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/f/12
fault, faults 1. A defect or imperfection; a flaw; a failing; such as, a fault in the brakes; a fault in one's character. 2. Responsibility for failure or a wrongful act. 3. An error or mistake.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/3000/
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