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Fault

n.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.
3.A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.
4.(Geol. & Mining) A dislocation of the strata of the vein.
5.(Hunting) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
6.(Tennis) Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.
7.(Elec.) A defective point in an electric circuit due to a crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the circuit.
8.(Geol. & Mining) A dislocation caused by a slipping of rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated structure resulting from such slipping.
At fault
unable to find the scent and continue chase; hence, in trouble or embarrassment, and unable to proceed; puzzled; thrown off the track.
To find fault
to find reason for blaming or complaining; to express dissatisfaction; to complain; - followed by with before the thing complained of; but formerly by at.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
v. t.1.To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.
[imp. & p. p. Faulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Faulting.]
For that I will not fault thee.
- Old Song.
2.(Geol.) To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; - chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted.
v. i.1.To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.
Noun1.fault - responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's fault"
2.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"
3.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"
Synonyms: demerit
4.Faultfault - 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"
Synonyms: error, mistake
5.fault - an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
Synonyms: flaw, defect
6.fault - (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
7.fault - (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"
Verb1.fault - put or pin the blame on
Synonyms: blame
1.(programming)fault - A manifestation of an error in software. A fault, if encountered, may cause a failure.
2.(architecture)fault - page fault.
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fault line
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