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English noun: faulting

1. faulting (object) (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other


SamplesThey built it right over a geological fault.
He studied the faulting of the earth's crust.


Synonymsbreak, fault, fracture, geological fault, shift


Broader (hypernym)cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure


Narrower (hyponym)inclined fault, strike-slip fault


Instance hyponymDenali Fault, San Andreas Fault


Part holonymfault line


Domain categorygeology









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