HyperDic: faulting

English > 1 sense of the word faulting:
NOUNobjectfaulting, fault, geological fault, shift, fracture, break(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
faulting > pronunciation
Soundsfao'ltihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > faulting: 1 sense > noun 1, object
Meaning(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other.
Example "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
Synonymsfault, geological fault, shift, fracture, break
CategorygeologyA science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks / rocks
InstancesDenali FaultA major open geological fault in Alaska
San Andreas FaultA major geological fault in California
Partsfault line(geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
Narrowerinclined faultA geological fault in which one side is above the other
strike-slip faultA geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
Broadercrack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissureA long narrow opening
Spanishfalla, fisura, fractura
Catalanfalla, fractura

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