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  • v. Present participle of fault.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or condition of being faulted; the process by which a fault is produced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In geology, the act or process of producing faults or dislocation of strata.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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  • Likewise, critics would have persisted in faulting the Chinese for their backwardness while extolling the virtues of the progressive Japanese.

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  • When a number of well-defined strata cleave vertically, and one end of the series sags below the other, or lifts above it, the process which geologists call faulting, the scenic effect is varied and striking; sometimes, as in

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  • He could also tell of the "faulting," or slipping down, of adjacent masses of solid rock, which has occurred often enough to carve the characteristic Cohasset coast.

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  • Another writer quotes experiences in East Anglia, tending to show that such sounds may be reports arising from the process of "faulting" going on, on a small scale, at a great depth, and not of sufficient intensity to produce a perceptible vibration at the earth's surface.

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  • "The direction of movement across the faults gives some indication of whether plates are moving toward one another, which gives rise to one kind of faulting and seismic hazard, or slightly away from each other, which gives rise to another kind of faulting and a different type of seismic hazard."

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  • The panel identified a range of systemic problems and shortcomings that need to be rectified, "starting at the top," while also faulting some pilots for routinely disregarding operating rules and making safety issues part of labor negotiations.

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  • The commission that investigated the crisis casts a wide net of blame, faulting two administrations, the Federal Reserve and other regulators for permitting a calamitous concoction: shoddy mortgage lending, the excessive packaging and sale of loans to investors and risky bets on securities backed by the loans...

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  • Formerly one of two chief operating officers at RIM, Mr. Heins said he would focus more on execution at the company, faulting RIM for failing to roll out products on time.

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  • The American Petroleum Institute, which represents the oil and gas industry, has the opposite criticism, faulting the panel for not having enough industry representation.

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  • And yet Democrats will explain their losses today by faulting the economy, not themselves.

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