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Definition of Fault

Fault

  1. Defect; want; lack; default.
  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. A dislocation of the strata of the vein.
  5. In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, etc.
  6. A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
  7. Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.
  8. To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.
  9. 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.
  10. To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.
  11. 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.
  12. A dislocation caused by a slipping of rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated structure resulting from such slipping.
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Fault Translations

fault in Danish is skyld
fault in Dutch is schuld
fault in French is faute
fault in Italian is disturbo
fault in Latin is peccamen, vitium, culpa, macula, lapsus, erratum
fault in Norwegian is feil, skyld
fault in Portuguese is falha
fault in Spanish is culpa, defecto, fallo, perturbacion
fault in Swedish is bock, skuld
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