Fault

Science / Geology / Fault: A planar or gently curved fracture in the Earth's crust across which there has been relative displacement.

Other Words for Fault

Fault Adjective Synonyms: imperfection, flaw, defect, blemish, deficiency, shortcoming, failing, weakness, frailty, foible, peccadillo
Fault Noun Synonyms: mistake, error, blunder, lapse, failure, offence, oversight, slip(-up), indiscretion, gaffe, gaucherie, faux pas, boner, howler, goof, boo-boo, boob
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Left-Lateral Fault

Science / Geology / Left-Lateral Fault: A fault with horizontal movement. If you are standing on one side of the fault and look across it the block on the opposite side of the fault has moved to the left. (Also see Right-Lateral Fault.) MORE

Oblique-Slip Fault

Science / Geology / Oblique-Slip Fault: A fault that combines some strike slip motion with some dip-slip motion. MORE

Transform Fault

Science / Geology / Transform Fault: A strike-slip fault connecting the ends of an offset in a mid-ocean ridge. Some pairs of plates slide past each other along transform faults. MORE

Right-Lateral Fault

Science / Geology / Right-Lateral Fault: A fault with horizontal movement. If you are standing on one side of the fault and look across it, the block on the opposite side of the fault has moved to the right. (Also see Left-Lateral Fault.) MORE

Fault-Block Mountain

Science / Geology / Fault-Block Mountain: A mountain or range formed as a horst when it was elevated between parallel normal faults. MORE

Double Fault

Entertainment / Tennis / Double Fault: Two faults in a row in one point, causing the player serving to lose the point MORE

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