Search Result for "faulting":
1. (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;
- Example: "they built it right over a geological fault"
- Example: "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
[syn: fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fault \Fault\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Faulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Faulting.] 1. To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For that I will not fault thee. --Old Song. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; -- chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Faulting \Fault"ing\, n. (Geol.) The state or condition of being faulted; the process by which a fault is produced. [1913 Webster]