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Synonyms for fault

Synonyms for fault

something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure

responsibility for an error or crime

to find fault with

Synonyms for fault

an imperfection in an object or machine

the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

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

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

responsibility for a bad situation or event

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

put or pin the blame on

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Fault cutting destroys the integrity of the rock strata, which stops the propagation of mining stress, and the stress field near faults will be singular.
Usually fault simulation inspects whether all undetected faults are detected by a test pattern.
The active faults along the eastern limb of the HKS in Azad Kashmir-Potwar are the Muzaffarabad Fault, Riasi Fault, Shahdara Fault, Shaheed Gala Fault, Riasi Fault, Godri Badshah-Kotli Fault, Pirgali Fault and Samwal Fault (SM).
As already pointed out, fault diagnosis is a challenging area of research in complex system analysis.
Intermediate fault path could consist of a tree, the surface contact between the conductor and the ground or anything else that the conductor could rest on (Carpenter et al.
From that epicenter, the rupture spread along the fault to the southeast and the northwest, says Mary Lou Zoback, a geophysicist with the U.
This summer, scientists began using the borehole to pull up samples of rock from within the fault (see diagram, left).
If we had a ground fault on a transmission line, the older protection was not sensitive to detect the fault," said Elliott.
7-magnitude Northridge Earthquake, which caused heavy damage as far away as Santa Monica, illustrated that damage doesn't occur only near a fault, Hough said.
For instance, New York provides for several liability only for noneconomic loss such as pain and suffering it the defendant is less than 50% at fault.
Fault 3: When transporting the web in the splicing machine, the steel cord web may be stretched, resulting in bigger gaps between wires than desired.
Larry Sheffield, senior vice president of the Solutions Platform Group for NEC Solutions America believes that a Linux-based fault tolerant server solution is critical for organizations looking to maximize system uptime.
He lists the faults, showing the PMCS sequence number from the TM, the date, fault status, and fault.
All of the AOI systems in this study operated with the same basic software so that images and fault data from each circuit board could be stored for tracing back and comparison.
Materials: One physiographic map of the world per pair or small group, crayons or colored pencils, scissors, tape or glue, metric ruler, construction paper, Fault Model Sheet at http://interactive2.