Definition of falt
1. fault [ n ] a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
Examples: "he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
And the fault , of_course , was Rameau 's .
The fault was Rameau 's and that of the whole culture of this Parisian age .Synonyms error mistake fault Related Terms nonaccomplishment oversight omission blunder miscalculation stupidity slip ballup confusion incursion distortion blot footfault revoke blame
2. fault [ n ] (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)
Examples: "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"
3. fault [ n ] an imperfection in a device or machine
Examples: "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
After the coach listed all the boy 's faults , Hartweger said , `` Coach before I leave here , you 'll get to like me '' .
(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
Look at the physical features of the land to determine how desirable it is for use , what can be done to correct the faults , and what it will cost to make the area meet your needs in_comparison_to other sites .
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Whatever their faults , they are not hypocrites .
(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
She was a living doll and no mistake - the blue-black bang , the wide cheekbones , olive flushed , that betrayed the Cherokee strain in her Midwestern lineage , and the mouth whose only fault , in the novelist 's carping phrase , was that the lower lip was a_trifle too voluptuous .Synonyms fault flaw defect Related Terms imperfection bug hole flaw
4. fault [ n ] the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
Examples: "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel" "he knew his own faults much better than she did"
5. fault [ v ] put or pin the blame onUsed in print:
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
`` Chicago and All_That_Jazz '' could not be faulted on the choice of artists .Synonyms blame fault Related Terms absolve charge
6. fault [ n ] (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
Examples: "they built it right over a geological fault"
7. fault [ n ] responsibility for a bad situation or event
Examples: "it was John's fault"
8. fault [ n ] (tennis or badminton or squash) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
Examples: "he served too many double faults"
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