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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 12
2. Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.
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.
7. Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.
8. 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.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.
2. 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.
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