What does FAULT mean?

Definitions for FAULT
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistake, error, fault(noun)

    a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

    "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

  2. defect, fault, flaw(noun)

    an imperfection in an object or machine

    "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"

  3. demerit, fault(noun)

    the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

    "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel"; "he knew his own faults much better than she did"

  4. fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break(noun)

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

    "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"

  5. fault(noun)

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

    "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"

  6. fault(noun)

    responsibility for a bad situation or event

    "it was John's fault"

  7. fault(verb)

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

    "he served too many double faults"

  8. blame, fault(verb)

    put or pin the blame on

Wiktionary

  1. fault(Noun)

    A defect; something that detracts from perfection.

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

  2. fault(Noun)

    A mistake or error.

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

  3. fault(Noun)

    A weakness of character.

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

  4. fault(Noun)

    A minor offense.

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

  5. fault(Noun)

    Blame; the responsibility for a mistake.

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

  6. fault(Noun)

    A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

  7. fault(Noun)

    An illegal serve.

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

  8. fault(Noun)

    An abnormal connection in a circuit.

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

  9. fault(Verb)

    To criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

  10. fault(Verb)

    To fracture.

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

  11. fault(Verb)

    To commit a mistake or error.

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

  12. fault(Verb)

    To undergo a page fault.

    Etymology: From faute, from faulte, from faute, from *, from falsus, perfect passive participle of fallo. Displaced native schuld (from scyld), lac (from lak), last (from lǫstr).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fault(noun)

    defect; want; lack; default

  2. Fault(noun)

    anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish

  3. Fault(noun)

    a moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime

  4. Fault(noun)

    a dislocation of the strata of the vein

  5. Fault(noun)

    in coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, etc

  6. Fault(noun)

    a lost scent; act of losing the scent

  7. Fault(noun)

    failure to serve the ball into the proper court

  8. Fault(verb)

    to charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame

  9. Fault(verb)

    to interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; -- chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted

  10. Fault(verb)

    to err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong

Freebase

  1. Fault

    In document ISO/CD 10303-226, a fault is defined as an abnormal condition or defect at the component, equipment, or sub-system level which may lead to a failure. According to the Federal Standard 1037C of the United States, the term fault has the following meanings: ⁕An accidental condition that causes a functional unit to fail to perform its required function. ⁕A defect that causes a reproducible or catastrophic malfunction. A malfunction is considered reproducible if it occurs consistently under the same circumstances. ⁕In power systems, an unintentional short-circuit, or partial short-circuit, between energized conductors or between an energized conductor and ground. A distinction can be made between symmetric and asymmetric faults. Failures in hardware can be caused by random faults or systematic faults, but failures in software are always systematic.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fault

    fawlt, n. a failing: error: blemish: imperfection: a slight offence: (geol., min.) a displacement of strata or veins: (tennis) a stroke in which the player fails to serve the ball into the proper place.—adj. Fault′ful (Shak.), full of faults or crimes.—adv. Fault′ily.—n. Fault′iness.—adj. Fault′less, without fault or defect.—adv. Fault′lessly.—n. Fault′lessness.—adj. Fault′y, imperfect, defective: guilty of a fault: blamable.—At fault, open to blame: (of dogs) unable to find the scent; Find fault (with), to censure for some defect. [O. Fr. faute, falte—L. fallĕre, to deceive.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FAULT

    About the only thing that is often found where it does not exist.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FAULT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3186

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FAULT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1609

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FAULT' in Nouns Frequency: #1064

How to pronounce FAULT?

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How to say FAULT in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FAULT in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FAULT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of FAULT in a Sentence

  1. Alice Craig:

    I don't think so, because it's not Ricky's fault that this happened, but ultimately Ricky Lee Amos was the one we believe who was responsible for the crime, ricky Lee Amos has never admitted to the crime and I think( Jones)... was somewhat disappointed that Richard Jones didn't admit to( it).

  2. Thomas à Kempis:

    He has great tranquillity of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men.

  3. Marcus Aurelius:

    Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?

  4. Hazlitt:

    It is well that there is no one without a fault, for he would not have a friend in the world: he would seem to belong to a different species.

  5. William Shakespeare, "Timon of Athens", Act 3 scene 1:

    Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.

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