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Engelsk navneord: fault

1. fault (om handling) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe made a bad mistake.
She was quick to point out my errors.
I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)error, mistake

Mindre specifikke termernonaccomplishment, nonachievement

Mere specifikke termerballs-up, ballup, betise, bloomer, blooper, blot, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, cockup, confusion, distortion, flub, folly, foolishness, foul-up, fuckup, imbecility, incursion, lapse, mess-up, miscalculation, miscue, misestimation, misreckoning, mix-up, offside, omission, oversight, parapraxis, pratfall, renege, revoke, skip, slip, slip-up, smear, smirch, spot, stain, stupidity

2. fault (om tilstand) an imperfection in an object or machine

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA flaw caused the crystal to shatter.
If there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)defect, flaw

Mindre specifikke termerimperfection, imperfectness

Mere specifikke termerblister, bug, glitch, hole

3. fault (om egenskab) the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey discussed the merits and demerits of her novel.
He knew his own faults much better than she did.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)demerit

Mindre specifikke termerworth

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)merit, virtue

4. fault (om ting) (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey built it right over a geological fault.
He studied the faulting of the earth's crust.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)break, faulting, fracture, geological fault, shift

Mindre specifikke termercleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure

Mere specifikke termerinclined fault, strike-slip fault

Eksempler på forekomster af mere specifikke termerDenali Fault, San Andreas Fault

Omfatter disse specifikke termerfault line

Overordnet emneområdegeology

5. fault (om begivenhed) (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt took much longer to find the fault than to fix it.

Mindre specifikke termerbreakdown, equipment failure

Overordnet emneområdeelectronics

6. fault (om egenskab) responsibility for a bad situation or event

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt was John's fault.

Mindre specifikke termerresponsibility, responsibleness

7. fault (om handling) (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe served too many double faults.

Mindre specifikke termerserve, service

Mere specifikke termerdouble fault, footfault

Overordnet emneområdebadminton, lawn tennis, squash, squash rackets, squash racquets, tennis

Engelsk udsagnsord: fault

1. fault (om kommunikation) put or pin the blame on

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)blame

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Mindre specifikke termeraccuse, charge

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)absolve, justify, free

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