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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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The most significant fault line, namely the center-periphery that used to clearly distinguish elites and the larger public, has become less influential since the economic liberalization of Turkey starting from the 1980s.
"Fault Lines" (9781680210538, $9.95) explains why the earth moves; what makes us feel the shake; where the largest fault line is; how many faults are there; and why faults are helpful.
It has a living room and classroom-like seating for 10 people, and will start touring areas that sit on the 100 kilometre West Valley Fault Line and the 10 kilometre East Valley Fault Line, which traverse Metro Manila and nearby northern suburban Bulacan, eastern suburban Rizal, and southern Luzon's Laguna, said Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino.
Hanoi, Ramadan 18, 1432, Aug 18, 2011, SPA -- Vietnam has commissioned a safety study on the site planned for the country's first nuclear power plant, following warnings that it was less than 100 kilometres from a fault line, a news report said Thursday, according to dpa.
Brian O'Reilly of the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies said: "In the early 90s there were two tremors near Inishowen, Co Donegal along the Lenane fault line, which is in-shore."
on the size of an undersea fault line running near the site of its nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture, which was damaged by last week's powerful earthquake.
'We planned the evacuation center before we knew that there's a fault line. When Phivolcs (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) gave us the map, which was around February 2015, the construction was already on-going,' CDRRMC Training Director Lyndon Ancajas told reporters during the recent I-Speak media forum.
California's largest fault line -- the 800-mile long San Andreas fault, forms the boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American plate.
He said the city of Kidapawan does not have any "active" fault line. "Although, there are fault lines, but these are not yet active.
Because nasa fault line kami (we live near the fault line),' Aquino said.
'It is not as if we are pro- or anti-restructuring, but rather the restructuring has been turned into a fault line that is been manipulated and exploited by the elites.
The second fault line finds its origin in ethnic and provincial differences.