fault vs faulting what difference

what is difference between fault and faulting

English

Etymology

From Middle English faute, faulte, from Anglo-Norman faute, Old French faute, from Vulgar Latin *fallita (shortcoming), feminine of *fallitus, in place of Latin falsus, perfect passive participle of fallō (deceive). Displaced native Middle English schuld, schuild (fault) (from Old English scyld (fault)), Middle English lac (fault, lack) (from Middle Dutch lak (lack, fault)), Middle English last (fault, vice) (from Old Norse lǫstr (fault, vice, crime)). Compare French faute (fault, foul), Portuguese falta (lack, shortage) and Spanish falta (lack, absence). More at fail, false.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːlt/, /fɒlt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /fɔlt/
  • (cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /fɑlt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːlt

Noun

fault (plural faults)

  1. A defect; something that detracts from perfection.
  2. A mistake or error.
  3. A weakness of character; a failing.
  4. A minor offense.
  5. Blame; the responsibility for a mistake.
  6. (seismology) A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity.
  7. (mining) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam.
  8. (tennis) An illegal serve.
  9. (electrical) An abnormal connection in a circuit.
  10. (obsolete) want; lack
  11. (hunting) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:defect

Hyponyms

(seismology):

  • normal fault
  • reverse fault
  • strike-slip fault
  • thrust fault
  • transform fault

Derived terms

Related terms

  • default

Translations

Verb

fault (third-person singular simple present faults, present participle faulting, simple past and past participle faulted)

  1. (transitive) To criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.
    • a. 1723, unknown author, The Devonshire Nymph
      For that, says he, I ne’er will fault thee / But for humbleness exalt thee.
  2. (intransitive, geology) To fracture.
  3. (intransitive) To commit a mistake or error.
  4. (intransitive, computing) To undergo a page fault.
    • 2002, Æleen Frisch, Essential system administration
      When a page is read in, a few pages surrounding the faulted page are typically loaded as well in the same I/O operation in an effort to head off future page faults.

Translations

References


French

Verb

fault

  1. Obsolete spelling of faut (third-person singular present indicative of falloir)

German

Verb

fault

  1. inflection of faulen:
    1. second-person plural present
    2. third-person singular present
    3. plural imperative


English

Verb

faulting

  1. present participle of fault

Noun

faulting (plural faultings)

  1. Formation of a geological fault.

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