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Definition 1: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other - [noun denoting object]

Samples where faulting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they built it right over a geological fault
  • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

Synonyms for faulting in the sense of this definition

(faulting is a kind of ...) a long narrow opening

(... is a kind of faulting ) a geological fault in which one side is above the other

(... is a kind of faulting ) a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally

(... is an instance of faulting) a major open geological fault in Alaska

(... is an instance of faulting) a major geological fault in California; runs from San Diego to San Francisco; the source of serious earthquakes

(faulting is a part of ...) (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface

(faulting belongs to category ...) a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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