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fault 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/fôlt/,
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faults, plural;
  1. Criticize for inadequacy or mistakes
    • - her colleagues and superiors could not fault her dedication to the job
    • - you cannot fault him for the professionalism of his approach
  2. Do wrong
    • - the people of Caesarea faulted greatly when they called King Herod a god
  3. (of a rock formation) Be broken by a fault or faults
    • - rift valleys where the crust has been stretched and faulted
    • - a complex pattern of faulting
Noun
  1. An unattractive or unsatisfactory feature, esp. in a piece of work or in a person's character
    • - my worst fault is impatience
  2. A break or other defect in an electrical circuit or piece of machinery
    • - a fire caused by an electrical fault
  3. A misguided or dangerous action or habit
    • - it has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something
  4. (in tennis and similar games) A service of the ball not in accordance with the rules

  5. (in show jumping) A penalty point imposed for an error

  6. Responsibility for an accident or misfortune
    • - an ordinary man thrust into peril through no fault of his own
    • - it was his fault she had died
  7. An extended break in a body of rock, marked by the relative displacement and discontinuity of strata on either side of a particular surface


  1. blame: put or pin the blame on
  2. mistake: 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"
  3. defect: 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"
  4. demerit: 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. (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"
  6. (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"
  7. In computing, an interrupt is an asynchronous signal indicating the need for attention or a synchronous event in software indicating the need for a change in execution.
  8. The term fault is used in animal breed standards to describe an aspect of appearance or temperament that is considered detrimental to the breed type of the animal's breed. ...
  9. In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement. Large faults within the Earth's crust result from the action of tectonic forces. ...
  10. Fault, as a legal term, refers to legal blameworthiness and responsibility in each area of law. It refers to both the Actus reus and the mental state of the defendant. ...
  11. In an electric power system, a fault is any abnormal flow of electric current. For example a short circuit is a fault in which current flow bypasses the normal load. An open circuit fault occurs if a circuit is interrupted by some failure. ...
  12. In document ISO/CD 10303-226, a fault is defined as an abnormal condition or defect at the component, equipment, or sub-system level which may lead to a failure.
  13. A defect; something that detracts from perfection; A mistake or error; A weakness of character; A minor offense; Blame; the responsibility for a mistake; A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity; An illegal serve; An abnormal connection in a circuit; To criticize, blame or find ...
  14. (Faulting) the process of fracturing that produces a displacement of rock.
  15. (Faulting) in poetry is analogous to geological faulting: layers of rock are fractured and a block of rock may move vertically downwards. ...
  16. (faulting) differential displacement of a slab or wall along a joint or crack. History
  17. (FAULTS) Weaknesses in character. A character weakness, especially a minor one.
  18. (Faults (defects)) a fault is introduce into the software as a result of an error which cause the soiftware to behave incorrectly in terms of meesting the specification or requirement.
  19. (Faults) Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog. ...
  20. (Faults) Imperfections on a rabbit that bring down the number of points a rabbit may win for show, but does not disqualify it from showing.
  21. (Faults) Imperfections. Conditions or characteristics that are unacceptable and will result in lower show placing but not disqualification. Examples: broken toenails, cheek spots to large, and poor tail carriage.
  22. (Faults) When one player commits a fault, the other player gets "ball in hand", that is, may place the cue ball. Area of substantial disagreement in rules: some (including the BCA) play that (after the break) the cueball may be placed anywhere, and shoot at anything. ...
  23. An accidental condition that causes the failure of a component in the implementation model to perform its required behavior. A fault is the root cause of one or more defects identified by observing one or more failures.
  24. A fault is any unintended flow of current outside its intended circuit path in an electrical system.
  25. The fracture across which displacement has occurred during an earthquake. The slippage may range from less than an inch to more than 10 yards in a severe earthquake.