Fault vs Upthrow - What's the difference?

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In geology|lang=en terms the difference between fault and upthrow

is that fault is (geology) to fracture while upthrow is (geology) a fault in which a mass of material has been thrown up from below.

As nouns the difference between fault and upthrow

is that fault is a defect; something that detracts from perfection while upthrow is (geology) a fault in which a mass of material has been thrown up from below.

As verbs the difference between fault and upthrow

is that fault is to criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone while upthrow is (archaic|poetic) to throw or cast upwards.

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.

    upthrow

    English

    Verb

  • (archaic, poetic) To throw or cast upwards.
  • *1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , II.29:
  • *:For fifty tons of water were upthrown / By them per hour [...].
  • (geology) To throw up (a mass of material) from below, causing a fault.
  • (geology, intransitive, of a mass of material) To be thrown up from below, causing a fault.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geology) A fault in which a mass of material has been thrown up from below.
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