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fault line

n
1. (Geological Science) Also called: fault plane geology the surface of a fault fracture along which the rocks have been displaced
2. a potentially disruptive division or area of contention: Europe remains the main fault line in the Tory Party.

fault′ line`


n.
1. the intersection of a geologic fault with the surface of the earth or other plane of reference.
2. a boundary between incompatible or irreconcilable beliefs, cultures, or the like.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fault line - (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surfacefault line - (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
faulting, geological fault, fracture, break, fault, shift - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
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According to UAE geologists, the earthquake risks are slightly higher in the northern and eastern parts of the UAE for their proximity to the Iranian fault line.
Two buildings that sat on the fault line have been torn down.
TCG Advisors will focus on many of the issues recently detailed in Moore's latest book, Living on the Fault Line (HarperBusiness, 2002).
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To this end, Basualdo staged an event in which what is Northern and what is Southern, what is center and what is margin merged imperceptibly across a fault line best described by the lines from Venezuelan poet Rafael Cadenas cited in the catalogue essay: "In the mirror where you look at yourself/ there is no one.
This launch continues Horn Group's long-standing relationship with Geoffrey Moore, having introduced all of his best-selling books over the past 10 years, beginning with the "Chasm" series (Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, The Gorilla Game), and most recently, Living on the Fault Line.
An area on the fault line - approximately 35 kilometers under Vancouver Island - has also seen surprisingly regular "slips," accompanied by small tremors - roughly every 14 months.
That risk was heightened by the fact that the site sits directly atop an earthquake fault, a revelation that forced destruction of two buildings while others still stand or will be built just a few feet outside the 50-foot safe zone above the fault line.
His works are situated at the fault line where pop culture's shimmering surfaces dissolve into a peculiar emptiness as monochrome planes of color.
Iran has a history of major earthquakes and a major fault line, the Zagros belt, passes through southern Iran.
School officials previously ruled out a second site - at Newhall Ranch Road and McBean parkway - after determining it was too close to a fault line and susceptible to heavy damages during earthquakes, he noted.
For example, ENVI can produce maps for crop irrigation management, studies of earthquake fault line movements and analysis of forest growth.