As an adjective fallible
is capable of making mistakes or being wrong.
As a noun fault is
a defect; something that detracts from perfection.
As a verb fault is
to criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.
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Capable of making mistakes or being wrong.
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.
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(geology) To fracture.
To commit a mistake or error.
(computing) To undergo a page fault.
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- 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.