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fault (>Vietnamese)

n

1: responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's fault"

2: (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" [syn: geological fault, shift, fracture, break]

3: 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" [syn: demerit] [ant: merit]

4: 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" [syn: mistake, error]

5: an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer" [syn: defect, flaw]

6: (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"

7: (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"

v : put or pin the blame on [syn: blame] [ant: absolve]

Adjacent words: faubourg | faucal | fauces | faucet | faucial tonsil | fauld | Faulkner | fault | fault line | faultfinder | faultfinding | faultier | faultier | faultiest | faultiest | faultily

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