Fault may refer to:

  • Fault (geology), planar rock fractures which show evidence of relative movement
  • Fault (dog), in dog breeding, is an undesirable aspect of structure or appearance that indicates the dog should not be bred
  • Fault (legal), in criminal law, one must determine fault in a crime
  • Fault (technology), an abnormal condition or defect at the component, equipment, or sub-system level which may lead to a failure
  • Fault (tennis), a serve that fails to place a tennis ball in the correct area of play
  • Fault (power engineering), an unintended electrical connection, a "short circuit", may be an asymmetric or a symmetric fault
  • Fault (computing), a type of interrupt in software or operating systems
  • A penalty in show jumping applied in scoring horse and rider performance

Other articles related to "fault, faults":

Pull Apart Basin
... two offset segments or at a flexure in a strike-slip fault or a transform fault ... at a right-stepping offset on a dextral sense fault or a left-stepping offset on a sinistral fault ... This geometry means that fault displacement will literally pull a section of crust apart and cause the extension ...
Promontory Mountains - Geology
... The Promontory Mountains are a block fault range typical of the Basin and Range Province ... The west side of the range is bounded by the East Great Salt Lake normal fault which passes under the lake along the west side of Antelope Island and on to the south shore of the lake ... The East Antelope Island fault runs from the east side of Antelope Island to the north beneath the lake to the east side of the Promentaries where it continues as the East Promontory Mountains fault zone ...
Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin - Structural Elements
... The Mineral Wells fault runs northeast-southwest through Palo Pinto, Parker, Wise, Denton Counties and joins with the Newark East fault system ... The fault system bisects the Newark East Field (NE-F) creating a zone of poor production in Barnett Shale gas reservoirs ... Several faults that cut basement and lower Paleozoic rocks in the southern part of the province are identified at the Ordovican Ellenburger Group stratigraphic level ...
Clayton-Marsh Creek-Greenville Fault
... The Clayton-Marsh Creek-Greenville Fault is a fault located in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area of California, in Alameda County and Contra Costa County ... It is part of the somewhat parallel system of faults that are secondary to the San Andreas Fault ... The 5.8 magnitude 1980 Livermore earthquake occurred on this fault ...

Famous quotes containing the word fault:

    It is much easier to find fault with others, than to be faultless ourselves.
    Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)

    But alas! I never could keep a promise. I do not blame myself for this weakness, because the fault must lie in my physical organization. It is likely that such a very liberal amount of space was given to the organ which enables me to make promises, that the organ which should enable me to keep them was crowded out. But I grieve not. I like no half-way things. I had rather have one faculty nobly developed than two faculties of mere ordinary capacity.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Dug from the tomb of taste-refining time,
    Each form is exquisite, each block sublime.
    Or good, or bad,—disfigur’d, or deprav’d,—
    All art, is at its resurrection sav’d;
    All crown’d with glory in the critic’s heav’n,
    Each merit magnified, each fault forgiven.
    Martin Archer, Sir Shee (1769–1850)