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  • 1 fault — n [Anglo French faute lack, failing, ultimately from Latin fallere to deceive, disappoint] 1: a usu. intentional act forbidden by law; also: a usu. intentional omission to do something (as to exercise due care) required by law see also negligence …

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  • 2 Fault — Fault, n. [OE. faut, faute, F. faute (cf. It., Sp., & Pg. falta), fr. a verb meaning to want, fail, freq., fr. L. fallere to deceive. See {Fail}, and cf. {Default}.] 1. Defect; want; lack; default. [1913 Webster] One, it pleases me, for fault of… …

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  • 3 fault plane — Fault Fault, n. [OE. faut, faute, F. faute (cf. It., Sp., & Pg. falta), fr. a verb meaning to want, fail, freq., fr. L. fallere to deceive. See {Fail}, and cf. {Default}.] 1. Defect; want; lack; default. [1913 Webster] One, it pleases me, for… …

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  • 4 Fault-tolerant computer systems — are systems designed around the concepts of fault tolerance. In essence, they have to be able to keep working to a level of satisfaction in the presence of faults. Types of fault tolerance Most fault tolerant computer systems are designed to be… …

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  • 5 Fault tree analysis — (FTA) is a failure analysis in which an undesired state of a system is analyzed using boolean logic to combine a series of lower level events. This analysis method is mainly used in the field of safety engineering to quantitatively determine the… …

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  • 6 fault — [fɔːlt ǁ fɒːlt] noun [countable] 1. MANUFACTURING something that is wrong with a machine, system etc that prevents it from working correctly: fault in • Soviet engineers identified 32 design faults in the reactor, any of which could have led to… …

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  • 7 Fault breccia — (IPA: /ˈbrɛtʃiə, ˈbrɛʃ /, Italian: breach), or tectonic breccia is a breccia (a rock type consisting of angular clasts) that was formed by tectonic forces. Fault breccia has no cohesion, it is normally an unconsolidated rock type, unless… …

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  • 8 fault — [fôlt] n. [ME faute < OFr faulte, a lack < VL * fallita < * fallitus, for L falsus: see FALSE] 1. Obs. failure to have or do what is required; lack 2. something that mars the appearance, character, structure, etc.; defect or failing 3.… …

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  • 9 Fault — may refer to:*Fault (geology), planar rock fractures which show evidence of relative movement *Fault (technology), an abnormal condition or defect at the component, equipment, or sub system level which may lead to a failure *An asymmetric fault… …

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  • 10 Fault coverage — refers to the percentage of some type of fault that can be detected during the test of an electronic system, usually an integrated circuit. High fault coverage is particularly valuable during manufacturing test, and techniques such as Design For… …

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  • 11 Fault gouge — is an unconsolidated tectonite (a rock formed by tectonic forces) with a very small grain size. Fault gouge has no cohesion, it is normally an unconsolidated rock type, unless cementation took place at a later stage. Fault gouge forms in the same …

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  • 12 fault tolerance — fault tolerant ˈfault ˌtolerant adjective COMPUTING fault tolerant computer/​machine a computer that continues working even if it has a fault or when there is a fault in a program fault tolerance noun [uncountable] * * * fault tolerant UK US… …

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  • 13 fault — FÁULT, faulturi, s.n. (La unele jocuri sportive) Act nesportiv (lovire intenţionată, trântire, împingere etc.) comis de un jucător asupra adversarului şi sancţionat de arbitru. [pr.: fa ult] – Din engl. fault. Trimis de RACAI, 21.11.2003. Sursa:… …

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  • 14 Fault mechanics — is a field of study that investigates the behavior of geologic faults. Behind every good earthquake is some weak rock. Whether the rock remains weak becomes an important point in determining the potential for bigger earthquakes.On a small scale,… …

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  • 15 fault — n 1 imperfection, deficiency, shortcoming Analogous words: flaw, defect, *blemish: weakness, infirmity (see corresponding adjectives at WEAK) Antonyms: excellence 2 Fault, failing, frailty, foible, vice are comparable when they mean an… …

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  • 16 Fault friction — describes the relation of friction to fault mechanics. Rock failure and associated earthquakes are very much a fractal operation (see Characteristic earthquakes). The process remains scale invariant down to the smallest crystal. Thus, the… …

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  • 17 fault divorce — A tradition that required one spouse to prove that the other spouse was legally at fault, to obtain a divorce. The innocent spouse was then granted the divorce from the guilty spouse. The traditional fault grounds for divorce are adultery,… …

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  • 18 fault-tolerant — ˈfault ˌtolerant adjective COMPUTING fault tolerant computer/​machine a computer that continues working even if it has a fault or when there is a fault in a program fault tolerance noun [uncountable] …

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  • 19 fault line — fault lines 1) N COUNT A fault line is a long crack in the surface of the earth. Earthquakes usually occur along fault lines. Syn: fault 2) N COUNT A fault line in a system or process is an area of it that seems weak and likely to cause problems… …

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  • 20 fault — ► NOUN 1) an unattractive or unsatisfactory feature; a defect or mistake. 2) responsibility for an accident or misfortune. 3) (in tennis) a service that infringes the rules. 4) Geology an extended break in a rock formation, marked by the relative …

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