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Definitions of fault:

  • noun:   (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
    Example: "He served too many double faults"
  • noun:   responsibility for a bad situation or event
    Example: "It was John's fault"
  • noun:   (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)
    Example: "It took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"
  • noun:   (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    Example: "They built it right over a geological fault"
  • noun:   the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
    Example: "He knew his own faults much better than she did"
  • noun:   an imperfection in a device or machine
  • noun:   a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    Example: "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
  • verb:   put or pin the blame on


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