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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.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||fault 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
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