Definition of Common fault

1. Noun. An inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall.

Exact synonyms: Gravity Fault, Normal Fault
Generic synonyms: Inclined Fault



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Fault

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common fault (current term)
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Literary usage of Common fault

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1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1885)
"The NAMES are introduced with great judgment, and free from the common fault of overcrowding. The physical features «re boldly and distinctly delineated, ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"common fault in priming This wound cannot heal until the stub rots away, and by that time the tree may be irreparably diseased. plums. ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1803)
"The language, also, is not simple enough for children :— a very common fault in these publications. In other respects, it is a ..."

4. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture Course for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1896)
"common fault made in Constructing Ebonite ... A common fault made in constructing insulating stems of ebonite, and which should be most care- ..."

5. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture-course, for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1891)
"common fault made in Constructing Ebonite Pillars.—A common fault made in constructing insulating stems of ebonite, and which should be most care- ..."

6. An Approach to Business Problems by Arch Wilkinson Shaw (1916)
"According to the records of efficiency engineers, overinvestment in materials, the carrying of excessive raw stocks, is a common fault in American factories ..."

7. The Complete Golfer by Harry Vardon (1908)
"... weight—Their disadvantages—A common fault with the sex—Bad backward swings—The lady who will find out for ..."

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