definition: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment, ignorance, or inattention
speech part: noun
synonyms: mistake
definition: in tennis, a serve that is illegal, e.g one that lands outside the prescribed area
example: They served too many double faults.
speech part: noun
definition: responsibility for a bad situation or event
example: The mistake was completely my fault.
speech part: noun
definition: the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
example: I have a number of faults in my personality.
speech part: noun
synonyms: demerit
definition: in electronics, equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit, such as a loose connection, insulation failure or short circuit
example: It took much longer to find the fault than to fix it.
speech part: noun
definition: 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.
speech part: noun
synonyms: break shift fracture faulting geological fault
definition: an imperfection in an object or machine
example: The toaster has a number of faults – I had to take it back to the retailer.
speech part: noun
synonyms: defect flaw
definition: to put or pin the blame on
example: I couldn't fault the intern for the mistakes that had been made.
speech part: verb
synonyms: blame
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