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  • Fault-block mountain — Fault block or fault mountains are produced when normal ( near vertical ) faults fracture a section of continental crust. Vertical motion of the resulting blocks, sometimes accompanied by tilting, can then lead to high escarpments. These… …   Wikipedia

  • Block diagram — is a diagram of a system, in which the principal parts or functions are represented by blocks connected by lines, that show the relationships of the blocks. [ display/index.action SEVOCAB: Software and Systems… …   Wikipedia

  • fault — /fawlt/, n. 1. a defect or imperfection; flaw; failing: a fault in the brakes; a fault in one s character. 2. responsibility for failure or a wrongful act: It is my fault that we have not finished. 3. an error or mistake: a fault in addition. 4.… …   Universalium

  • Fault (geology) — Part of a series on earthquakes Types Foreshock • Aftershock • Blind thrust Doublet • Interplate • …   Wikipedia

  • Fault scarp — A fault scarp is the topographic expression of faulting attributed to the displacement of the land surface by movement along the fault. It can be caused by differential erosion along an old inactive geologic fault (a sort of old rupture) with… …   Wikipedia

  • fault-block mountains —    Mountains that formed primarily by block faulting, and commonly exhibit asymmetrical rotation and vertical displacement from a horizontal plane by large, coherent fault block units hinged along fault lines; common in , but not limited to, the… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Block cipher modes of operation — This article is about cryptography. For method of operating , see modus operandi. In cryptography, modes of operation is the procedure of enabling the repeated and secure use of a block cipher under a single key.[1][2] A block cipher by itself… …   Wikipedia

  • block — blockable, adj. /blok/, n. 1. a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more flat or approximately flat faces. 2. a hollow masonry building unit of cement, terra cotta, etc.: a wall made of concrete blocks. 3. one of a set of cube… …   Universalium

  • fault block — noun : a body of rock bounded by faults * * * Geol. a mass of rock bounded on at least two opposite sides by faults. Cf. block faulting. [1895 1900] * * * fault block, Geology. a mass of displaced rock between two faults, lifted above or sunk… …   Useful english dictionary

  • block system — noun 1. : a system of mountain ranges composed of tilted or uplifted fault blocks compare basin range 2. : a system by which a railroad track is divided into short sections (as of three or four miles) and trains are so run by the guidance of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • block faulting — Geol. the process by which tensional forces in the earth s crust cause large bodies of rock to founder. Cf. fault block. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium


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