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  Definition of fault
  1. 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"
  2. (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
  3. responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John''s fault"
  4. 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"
  5. (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"
  6. (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"
  7. an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
  8. put or pin the blame on
Similar Words: mistake, error, demerit, geological fault, shift, fracture, break, defect, flaw, blame

 

Hyponyms: blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain, confusion, mix-up, incursion, miscalculation, misreckoning, misestimation, distortion, slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis, oversight, lapse, omission, skip, blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, foul-up, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo, ballup, balls-up, cockup, mess-up, stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecility, revoke, renege, double fault, footfault, Denali Fault, inclined fault, San Andreas Fault, strike-slip fault, bug, glitch, hole

 

Derivational Morphology: blame, err, mistake, slip, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart, fracture, flaw, blemish, error, incrimination, inculpation

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: gabim   Catalan: errada  
Croatian: grješka   Esperanto: peko  
French: défaut   German: Fehler  
Hungarian: hiba   Italian: colpa  
Portuguese: culpa   Romanian: hibă  
Russian: ошибка   Slovak: chyba  
Slovenian: hiba   Spanish: defecto  
Telugu: తప్పిదం  
 
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