HyperDic: geological_fault

English > 1 sense of the expression geological fault:
NOUNobjectgeological fault, fault, faulting, shift, fracture, break(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
English > geological fault: 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"they built it right over a geological fault"
Synonymsfault, faulting, 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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