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Fault vs. Earthquake

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Fault

A character weakness, especially a minor one.
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Earthquake

An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough to propel objects and people into the air, and wreak destruction across entire cities.
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Fault

Something that impairs or detracts from physical perfection; a defect.
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Earthquake

A sudden movement of the earth's crust caused by the release of stress accumulated along geologic faults or by volcanic activity. Also called seism, temblor.
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Fault

A mistake; an error
A grammatical fault.
A fault in his reasoning.
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Earthquake

A shaking of the ground, caused by volcanic activity or movement around geologic faults.
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Fault

A minor offense or misdeed
Committed her share of youthful faults.
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Earthquake

(planetary geology) Such a quake specifically occurring on the planet Earth, as opposed to other celestial bodies.
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Fault

Responsibility for a mistake or an offense; culpability.
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Earthquake

(figuratively) A sudden and intense upheaval; a severely disruptive event.
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Fault

(Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture. Also called shift.
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Earthquake

(intransitive) To undergo an earthquake.
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Fault

(Electronics) A defect in a circuit or wiring caused by imperfect connections, poor insulation, grounding, or shorting.
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Earthquake

A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; - called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.
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Fault

(Sports) A service of the ball that violates the rules in tennis and similar games.
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Earthquake

Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; startling.
The earthquake voice of victory.
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Fault

(Archaic) A lack or deficiency.
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Earthquake

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
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Fault

To find error or defect in; criticize or blame
Faulted the author for poor research.
Faulted the book for inaccuracies.
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Earthquake

A disturbance that is extremely disruptive;
Selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees
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Fault

(Geology) To produce a fault in; fracture.
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Fault

To commit a mistake or an error.
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Fault

(Geology) To shift so as to produce a fault.
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Fault

(Sports) To commit a fault, as in tennis.
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Fault

A defect; something that detracts from perfection.
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Fault

A mistake or error.
No! This is my fault, not yours.
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Fault

A weakness of character; a failing.
Despite for all her faults, she’s a good person at heart.
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Fault

A characteristic, positive or negative or both, which subjects a person or thing to increased risk of danger.
You're still young, that's your fault.
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Fault

A minor offense.
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Fault

Blame; the responsibility for a mistake.
The fault lies with you.
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Fault

(seismology) A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity.
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Fault

(mining) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam.
Slate fault
Dirt fault
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Fault

(tennis) An illegal serve.
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Fault

(electrical) An abnormal connection in a circuit.
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Fault

(obsolete) want; lack
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Fault

(hunting) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
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Fault

(transitive) To criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.
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Fault

To fracture.
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Fault

(intransitive) To commit a mistake or error.
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Fault

To undergo a page fault.
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Fault

Defect; want; lack; default.
One, it pleases me, for fault of a better, to call my friend.
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Fault

Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.
As patches set upon a little breachDiscredit more in hiding of the fault.
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Fault

A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.
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Fault

A dislocation of the strata of the vein.
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Fault

A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
Ceasing their clamorous cry till they have singled,With much ado, the cold fault cleary out.
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Fault

Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.
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Fault

A defective point in an electric circuit due to a crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the circuit.
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Fault

A dislocation caused by a slipping of rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated structure resulting from such slipping.
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Fault

To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.
For that I will not fault thee.
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Fault

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.
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Fault

To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.
If after Samuel's death the people had asked of God a king, they had not faulted.
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Fault

Responsibility for a bad situation or event;
It was John's fault
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Fault

(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
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Fault

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
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Fault

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
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Fault

An imperfection in a device or machine;
If there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer
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Fault

(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area);
He served too many double faults
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Fault

(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
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Fault

Put or pin the blame on
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