Noun Definition


1.Definition: (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"

Category: General

2.Definition: (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"

Related Noun(s):break, faulting, fracture, shift

Category: Objects

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

"He served too many double faults"

Category: General

4.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):error, mistake

Category: General

5.Definition: an imperfection in an object or machine

Related Noun(s):defect, flaw

Category: General

6.Definition: responsibility for a bad situation or event

"It was John's fault"

Category: General

7.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):demerit

Category: General