Definition of FAULT

noun : FAULT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's fault" ;

  • 7. (

    ) (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults" ;

verb : FAULT

Source: WordNet 3.1

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