Definitions for fault

Definitions for (noun) fault

Main entry: mistake, error, fault

Definition: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

Usage: he made a bad mistake; she was quick to point out my errors; I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults

Main entry: fault

Definition: (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)

Usage: he served too many double faults

Main entry: fault

Definition: responsibility for a bad situation or event

Usage: it was John's fault

Main entry: fault, demerit

Definition: the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

Usage: they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel; he knew his own faults much better than she did

Main entry: fault

Definition: (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)

Usage: it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it

Main entry: fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, break, shift

Definition: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

Usage: they built it right over a geological fault; he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

Main entry: defect, flaw, fault

Definition: an imperfection in an object or machine

Usage: a flaw caused the crystal to shatter; if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

Definitions for (verb) fault

Main entry: fault, blame

Definition: put or pin the blame on

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