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fault

fault - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fault

Definition
(noun) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
Synonyms : error , mistake
Example Sentence
  • he made a bad mistake
  • she was quick to point out my errors
  • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults

Definition
(noun) an imperfection in an object or machine
Synonyms : defect , flaw
Example Sentence
  • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
  • if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

Definition
(noun) the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
Synonyms : demerit
Example Sentence
  • they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel
  • he knew his own faults much better than she did

Definition
(noun) (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
Example Sentence
  • they built it right over a geological fault
  • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

Definition
(noun) (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)
Example Sentence
  • it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it

Definition
(noun) responsibility for a bad situation or event
Example Sentence
  • it was John's fault

Definition
(noun) (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
Example Sentence
  • he served too many double faults

Definition
(verb) put or pin the blame on
Synonyms : blame

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