Fault vs Damage - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between fault and damage
is that fault
is a defect; something that detracts from perfection while damage
is injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.
As verbs the difference between fault and damage
is that fault
is to criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone while damage
is to impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A defect; something that detracts from perfection.
A mistake or error.
- As patches set upon a little breach / Discredit more in hiding of the fault .
A weakness of character; a failing.
- No!. This is my fault, not yours
A minor offense.
Blame; the responsibility for a mistake.
- For all her faults , she's a good person at heart.
(seismology) A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity.
(mining) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam.
- The fault lies with you.
- slate fault''', dirt '''fault , etc.
(tennis) An illegal serve.
(electrical) An abnormal connection in a circuit.
(obsolete) want; lack
(hunting) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
- one, it pleases me, for fault of a better, to call my friend
- Ceasing their clamorous cry till they have singled, / With much ado, the cold fault clearly out.
* at fault
* double fault
* to a fault
* See also
To criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.
* Traditional song
(geology) To fracture.
To commit a mistake or error.
(computing) To undergo a page fault.
* 2002 , Æleen Frisch, Essential system administration
- For that I will not fault thee / But for humbleness exalt thee.
- 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.
Injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.
* Francis Bacon
- The storm did a lot of damage to the area.
(slang) Cost or expense.
- Great errors and absurdities many commit for want of a friend to tell them of them, to the great damage both of their fame and fortune.
- "What's the damage ?" he asked the waiter.
To impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.
- Be careful not to damage any of the fragile items while unpacking them.
- He came up to the English admiral and gave him a broadside, with which he killed many of his men and damaged the ship.