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There are 8 meanings of the word Fault.

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Fault - as a noun

An imperfection in an object or machine

Example: "A flaw caused the crystal to shatter"

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The quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

Example: "They discussed the merits and demerits of her novel"

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

Example: "They built it right over a geological fault"

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(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)

Example: "It took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"

Responsibility for a bad situation or event

Example: "It was john's fault"

(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)

Example: "He served too many double faults"

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Fault - as a verb

Put or pin the blame on

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Example Sentences

"It's not my fault that the car broke down."
"She always finds fault with everything I do."
"The fault lies with the manager for not taking action."
"I apologized for my fault and promised to make it right."
"He has a fault in his logic that undermines his argument."
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Is FAULT a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, fault is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

FAULT has a SCRABBLE points total of 8.

Is FAULT a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, fault is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
FAULT has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 10.

Is FAULT a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, fault is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
FAULT has a WORDFEUD points total of 9.

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