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Noun: faulting  fol-ting [N. Amer], fól-ting or fol-ting [Brit]
  1. (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";
    - fault, geological fault, shift, fracture, break
Verb: fault  folt [N. Amer], fólt or folt [Brit]
  1. Put or pin the blame on
    - blame
  2. Commit a mistake or make an error

Derived forms: faultings

Type of: accuse, charge, cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure

Encyclopedia: Faulting