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  • Compression ratio — For compression ratio in data compression, see data compression ratio. The compression ratio of an internal combustion engine or external combustion engine is a value that represents the ratio of the volume of its combustion chamber from its… …   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 —   a break in the continuity of rock strata. May be due to tension, compression, and/or horizontal tearing …   Geography glossary

  • Cochabamba Fault Zone — The Cochabamba Fault Zone or Cochabamba Shear Zone is a east southeast trending zone of sinistral strike slip faults near the city of Cochabamba in the Bolivian Andes. The movements along Cochabamba Fault Zone are related to the bend in the Andes …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Mount Diablo Thrust Fault — The Mount Diablo Thrust Fault, also known as the Mount Diablo Blind Thrust, is a thrust fault in the vicinity of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County, California. The fault lies between the Calaveras Fault, the Greenville Fault, and the Concord… …   Wikipedia

  • Transform fault — (the red lines) A transform fault or transform boundary, also known as conservative plate boundary since these faults neither create nor destroy lithosphere, is a type of fault whose relative motion is predominantly horizontal in either sinistral …   Wikipedia

  • Thrust fault — in the Qilian Shan, China. The older (left, blue and red) thrust over the younger (right, brown). A thrust fault is a type of fault, or break in the Earth s crust across which there has been relative movement, in which rocks of lower… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • Azores-Gibraltar Transform Fault — The Azores Gibraltar Transform Fault, also called the Azores Gibraltar fault zone (AGFZ), is a major geologic fault which runs eastward from the eastern end of the Terceira Rift in the Azores, extending through the Strait of Gibraltar, past… …   Wikipedia

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