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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mining, a dislocation of the strata by which any bed of rock or seam of coal has been brought into a position lower than that it would otherwise have occupied. See dislocation and fault.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Geol.) The sudden drop or depression of the strata of rocks on one side of a fault. See throw, n.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun geology A depression of the strata on one side of a fault

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