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1    an imperfection; failing or defect; flaw  
2    a mistake or error  
3    an offence; misdeed  
4    responsibility for a mistake or misdeed; culpability  
5      (Electronics)   a defect in a circuit, component, or line, such as a short circuit  
6      (Geology)   a fracture in the earth's crust resulting in the relative displacement and loss of continuity of the rocks on either side of it  
7      (Tennis, squash, etc.)   an invalid serve, such as one that lands outside a prescribed area  
8    (in showjumping) a penalty mark given for failing to clear or refusing a fence, exceeding a time limit, etc.  
9      (Hunting)   an instance of the hounds losing the scent  
10    deficiency; lack; want  
11    at fault  
a    guilty of error; culpable  
b    perplexed  
c    (of hounds) having temporarily lost the scent  
12    find fault (with)   to seek out minor imperfections or errors (in); carp (at)  
13    to a fault   excessively  
14      (Geology)   to undergo or cause to undergo a fault  
15    tr   to find a fault in, criticize, or blame  
16    intr   to commit a fault  
     (C13: from Old French faute, from Vulgar Latin fallita (unattested), ultimately from Latin fallere to fail)  

compound fault  
      n     (Geology)   a series of closely spaced faults  
dip fault  
      n     (Geology)   a fault that runs perpendicular to the strike of the affected rocks (i.e. parallel to the plane of the angle of dip of the rocks)  
dip-slip fault  
      n     (Geology)   a fault on which the movement is along the dip of the fault  
double fault     (Tennis)  
1    the serving of two faults in succession, thereby losing a point  
2    intr   to serve a double fault  
1    continual and usually trivial criticism  
2    the systematic investigation of malfunctions in electronic apparatus  
3    given to finding fault  
  fault-finder      n  
fault line  
1      (Also called)    fault plane     (Geology)   the surface of a fault fracture along which the rocks have been displaced  
2    a potentially disruptive division or area of contention  
Europe remains the main fault line in the Tory Party     
fault tree  
      n   a diagram providing a model of the interactions between the components of a system when a failure occurs  
foot fault  
      n     (Tennis)   a fault that occurs when the server fails to keep both feet behind the baseline until he has served  
gravity fault  
      n   a fault in which the rocks on the upper side of an inclined fault plane have been displaced downwards; normal fault  
oblique fault  
      n   a fault that runs obliquely to, rather than parallel to or perpendicular to, the strike of the affected rocks  
oblique-slip fault  
      n   a fault on which the movement is along both the strike and the dip of the fault  
strike fault  
      n   a fault that runs parallel to the strike of the affected rocks  
strike-slip fault  
      n   a geological fault on which the movement is along the strike of the fault  
thrust fault  
      n   a fault in which the rocks on the lower side of an inclined fault plane have been displaced downwards, usually by compression; a reverse fault  
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A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
1: marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections 2: calculated to confuse, entrap, or entangle in argument
inclined to bring forward small faults; made to confuse in argument
c'est ta faute et non celle du courant quand tu tombes dans l'eau
c'est la montagne qui accouche d'une souris
distance d'un doigt ou d'une montagne, quelle différence ?
celui qui a déplacé la montagne, c'est celui qui a commencé par enlever les petites pierres
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