Faulting
Faulting Fault"ing, n. (Geol.) The state or condition of being faulted; the process by which a fault is produced. [1913 Webster]

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  • Faulting — Fault Fault, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Faulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Faulting}.] 1. To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For that I will not fault thee. Old Song. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) To interrupt… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faulting — 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 • Syn: ↑fault, ↑geological fault, ↑shift,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • faulting —   tectonic movements which create faults in rock strata …   Geography glossary

  • faulting — fɔːlt n. defect, flaw; mistake, error; guilt, blame v. find fault, complain; make a mistake, err …   English contemporary dictionary

  • block faulting — noun : geological faulting that produces blocks * * * Geol. the process by which tensional forces in the earth s crust cause large bodies of rock to founder. Cf. fault block. [1920 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • block faulting — Geol. the process by which tensional forces in the earth s crust cause large bodies of rock to founder. Cf. fault block. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • find-faulting — …   Useful english dictionary

  • GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY — Names The name Ereẓ Israel (the Land of Israel) designates the land which, according to the Bible was promised as an inheritance to the Israelite tribes. In the course of time it came to be regarded first by the Jews and then also by the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • mountain — mountainless, adj. /mown tn/, n. 1. a natural elevation of the earth s surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill, usually greater than 2000 ft. (610 m). 2. a large mass of something… …   Universalium

  • Detachment fold — A detachment fold occurs as layer parallel thrusting along a detachment fault develops without upward propagation of a fault; the accommodation of the strain produced by thrusting results in the folding of the overlying rock units. As a visual… …   Wikipedia

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