inclined fault

noun
a geological fault in which one side is above the other
Hypernyms: ↑fault, ↑faulting, ↑geological fault, ↑shift, ↑fracture, ↑break
Part Meronyms: ↑footwall, ↑hanging wall

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • gravity fault — noun an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall • Syn: ↑normal fault, ↑common fault • Hypernyms: ↑inclined fault * * * noun : normal fault * * * Geol. a fault along an inclined p …   Useful english dictionary

  • normal fault — noun an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall • Syn: ↑gravity fault, ↑common fault • Hypernyms: ↑inclined fault * * * noun : an inclined fault in which the hanging wall has slipped down …   Useful english dictionary

  • common fault — noun an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall • Syn: ↑normal fault, ↑gravity fault • Hypernyms: ↑inclined fault …   Useful english dictionary

  • overthrust fault — noun a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression • Syn: ↑thrust fault, ↑reverse fault • Hypernyms: ↑inclined fault * * * noun also overthrust …   Useful english dictionary

  • reverse fault — noun a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression • Syn: ↑thrust fault, ↑overthrust fault • Hypernyms: ↑inclined fault * * * noun : a geological fault in which the hanging wall appears to have been… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thrust fault — noun a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression • Syn: ↑overthrust fault, ↑reverse fault • Hypernyms: ↑inclined fault * * * noun : a reverse fault in which the angle between the horizontal and the …   Useful english dictionary


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