Fault vs Damage - What's the difference?

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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?

fault

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A defect; something that detracts from perfection.
  • * Shakespeare
  • As patches set upon a little breach / Discredit more in hiding of the fault .
  • A mistake or error.
  • No!. This is my fault, not yours
  • A weakness of character; a failing.
  • For all her faults , she's a good person at heart.
  • A minor offense.
  • Blame; the responsibility for a mistake.
  • The fault lies with you.
  • (seismology) A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity.
  • (mining) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam.
  • slate fault''', dirt '''fault , etc.
    (Raymond)
  • (tennis) An illegal serve.
  • (electrical) An abnormal connection in a circuit.
  • (obsolete) want; lack
  • * Shakespeare
  • one, it pleases me, for fault of a better, to call my friend
  • (hunting) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Ceasing their clamorous cry till they have singled, / With much ado, the cold fault clearly out.

    Derived terms

    * at fault * double fault * to a fault

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.
  • * Traditional song
  • For that I will not fault thee / But for humbleness exalt thee.
  • (geology) To fracture.
  • To commit a mistake or error.
  • (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.

    damage

    English

    (wikipedia damage)

    Noun

  • Injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.
  • The storm did a lot of damage to the area.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • 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.
  • (slang) Cost or expense.
  • "What's the damage ?" he asked the waiter.

    Verb

    (damag)
  • 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.
  • * Clarendon
  • He came up to the English admiral and gave him a broadside, with which he killed many of his men and damaged the ship.