Definitions for fault line

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fault′ line`(n.)

  1. the intersection of a geologic fault with the surface of the earth or other plane of reference.

    Category: Geology

  2. a boundary between incompatible or irreconcilable beliefs, cultures, or the like.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of fault line:

1865–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fault line(noun)

    (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface

Wiktionary

  1. fault line(Noun)

    The line formed by the intersection of the plane of a fault with the surface of the Earth

  2. fault line(Noun)

    A minor split (in public opinion etc) that may develop into something larger

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