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Meaning of fault

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 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" [syn: {mistake}, {error},
      2: an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the
         crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should
         send it back to the manufacturer" [syn: {defect}, {fault},
      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}, {fault}] [ant: {merit}, {virtue}]
      4: (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"; "he studied the
         faulting of the earth's crust" [syn: {fault}, {faulting},
         {geological fault}, {shift}, {fracture}, {break}]
      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: responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's
      7: (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside
         the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
      v 1: put or pin the blame on [syn: {blame}, {fault}] [ant:
           {absolve}, {free}, {justify}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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