fault plane

   A plane on which dislocation and relative movement has taken place [16].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • fault plane — Fault Fault, n. [OE. faut, faute, F. faute (cf. It., Sp., & Pg. falta), fr. a verb meaning to want, fail, freq., fr. L. fallere to deceive. See {Fail}, and cf. {Default}.] 1. Defect; want; lack; default. [1913 Webster] One, it pleases me, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fault plane — fault′ plane n. gel See under fault 6) • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • fault plane — noun : a fault surface that is not notably curved * * * Geol. See under fault (def. 6). [1885 90] * * * fault plane noun (geology) A usu uncurved surface of rock strata where a fault has occurred • • • Main Entry: ↑fault * * * fault …   Useful english dictionary

  • fault plane — noun The plane, or surface formed between the two rock blocks that slip one with the other during an earthquake. The edge of the fault plane can often be seen on the land as a fault line …   Wiktionary

  • fault plane — /ˈfɔlt pleɪn/ (say fawlt playn) noun the plane of fracture in a geological fault …   Australian English dictionary

  • fault plane — Geol. See under fault (def. 6). [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fault — Fault, n. [OE. faut, faute, F. faute (cf. It., Sp., & Pg. falta), fr. a verb meaning to want, fail, freq., fr. L. fallere to deceive. See {Fail}, and cf. {Default}.] 1. Defect; want; lack; default. [1913 Webster] One, it pleases me, for fault of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fault (geology) — Part of a series on earthquakes Types Foreshock • Aftershock • Blind thrust Doublet • Interplate • …   Wikipedia

  • fault — /fawlt/, n. 1. a defect or imperfection; flaw; failing: a fault in the brakes; a fault in one s character. 2. responsibility for failure or a wrongful act: It is my fault that we have not finished. 3. an error or mistake: a fault in addition. 4.… …   Universalium

  • fault line — noun (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth s surface • Topics: ↑geology • Hypernyms: ↑line • Part Holonyms: ↑fault, ↑faulting, ↑geological fault …   Useful english dictionary

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