Definition of Faulting

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

Exact synonyms: Break, Fault, Fracture, Geological Fault, Shift
Category relationships: Geology
Terms within: Fault Line
Generic synonyms: Cleft, Crack, Crevice, Fissure, Scissure
Specialized synonyms: Denali Fault, San Andreas Fault
Specialized synonyms: Inclined Fault, Strike-slip Fault
Derivative terms: Break, Fracture



Definition of Faulting

1. n. The state or condition of being faulted; the process by which a fault is produced.

Definition of Faulting

1. Verb. (present participle of fault) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Faulting

1. fault [v] - See also: fault

Medical Definition of Faulting

1. The state or condition of being faulted; the process by which a fault is produced. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Faulting

faultable
faulted
faulter
faulters
faultfinder
faultfinders
faultfinding
faultfinding(a)
faultfindings
faultful
faultier
faultiest
faultily
faultiness
faultinesses
faulting (current term)
faultless
faultlessly
faultlessness
faultlessnesses
faultline
faultlines
faults
faulty
faulty union
faun
faun tail nevus
fauna
faunae
faunal

Literary usage of Faulting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Topographic Forms as Evidences of faulting.—None of the land forms listed in Art. 185 can be accepted as prima facie evidence for faulting. ..."

2. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"Complexity of faulting.—During mining operations excellent and detailed instances of the complexity of faulting are often found. Normal and reverse faults ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1883)
"... illustrative of the geological characteristics of this district, I was led to examine the very remarkable lines of faulting which these maps present, ..."

4. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"faulting is a process of great interest in economic geology, because some ore ... The present chapter is concerned principally with faulting as a process of ..."

5. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"faulting is a process of great interest in economic geology, because some ore ... The present chapter is concerned principally with faulting as a process of ..."

6. Bulletin by Kentucky Geological Survey (1907)
"By faulting is understood the slipping past each other of two rock formations, ... CONDITIONS RESULTING FROM faulting. Three general conditions result from ..."

7. Geology of Petroleum by William Harvey Emmons (1921)
"IP such districts, even after extensive deformation by folding and faulting, the reservoir rocks may retain large accumulations of oil and gas. ..."

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