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    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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