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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fault  \Fault\,  n. 
  1.  (Elec.)  A  defective  point  in  an  electric  circuit  due  to  a 
  crossing  of  the  parts  of  the  conductor,  or  to  contact  with 
  another  conductor  or  the  earth,  or  to  a  break  in  the 
  circuit. 
 
  2.  (Geol.  &  Mining)  A  dislocation  caused  by  a  slipping  of 
  rock  masses  along  a  plane  of  facture;  also  the  dislocated 
  structure  resulting  from  such  slipping. 
 
  Note:  The  surface  along  which  the  dislocated  masses  have 
  moved  is  called  the 
 
  {fault  plane}.  When  this  plane  is  vertical,  the  fault  is  a 
 
  {vertical  fault};  when  its  inclination  is  such  that  the 
  present  relative  position  of  the  two  masses  could  have 
  been  produced  by  the  sliding  down  along  the  fault  plane, 
  of  the  mass  on  its  upper  side  the  fault  is  a 
 
  {normal},  or  {gravity},  {fault}.  When  the  fault  plane  is  so 
  inclined  that  the  mass  on  its  upper  side  has  moved  up 
  relatively,  the  fault  is  then  called  a 
 
  {reverse}  (or  {reversed}),  {thrust},  or  {overthrust}, 
  {fault}.  If  no  vertical  displacement  has  resulted,  the  fault 
  is  then  called  a 
 
  {horizontal  fault}.  The  linear  extent  of  the  dislocation 
  measured  on  the  fault  plane  and  in  the  direction  of 
  movement  is  the 
 
  {displacement};  the  vertical  displacement  is  the 
 
  {throw};  the  horizontal  displacement  is  the 
 
  {heave}.  The  direction  of  the  line  of  intersection  of  the 
  fault  plane  with  a  horizontal  plane  is  the 
 
  {trend}  of  the  fault.  A  fault  is  a 
 
  {strike  fault}  when  its  trend  coincides  approximately  with 
  the  strike  of  associated  strata  (i.e.,  the  line  of 
  intersection  of  the  plane  of  the  strata  with  a  horizontal 
  plane);  it  is  a 
 
  {dip  fault}  when  its  trend  is  at  right  angles  to  the  strike; 
  an 
 
  {oblique  fault}  when  its  trend  is  oblique  to  the  strike. 
  Oblique  faults  and  dip  faults  are  sometimes  called 
 
  {cross  faults}.  A  series  of  closely  associated  parallel 
  faults  are  sometimes  called 
 
  {step  faults}  and  sometimes 
 
  {distributive  faults}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trend  \Trend\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  G.  &  OD  trennen  to  separate.] 
  To  cleanse,  as  wool.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trend  \Trend\,  n. 
  Clean  wool.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trend  \Trend\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Trended};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Trending}.]  [OE.  trenden  to  roll  or  turn  about  akin  to 
  OFries  trind,  trund,  round,  Dan.  &  Sw  trind,  AS  trendel  a 
  circle,  ring,  and  E.  trendle,  trundle.] 
  To  have  a  particular  direction;  to  run;  to  stretch;  to  tend; 
  as  the  shore  of  the  sea  trends  to  the  southwest. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trend  \Trend\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  turn;  to  bend.  [R.] 
 
  Not  far  beneath  i'  the  valley  as  she  trends  Her  silver 
  stream.  --W.  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trend  \Trend\,  n. 
  Inclination  in  a  particular  direction;  tendency;  general 
  direction;  as  the  trend  of  a  coast. 
 
  {Trend  of  an  anchor}.  (Naut.) 
  a  The  lower  end  of  the  shank  of  an  anchor,  being  the  same 
  distance  on  the  shank  from  the  throat  that  the  arm 
  measures  from  the  throat  to  the  bill.  --R.  H.  Dana,  Jr 
  b  The  angle  made  by  the  line  of  a  vessel's  keel  and  the 
  direction  of  the  anchor  cable,  when  she  is  swinging  at 
  anchor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  trend 
  n  1:  a  general  direction  in  which  something  tends  to  move:  "the 
  shoreward  tendency  of  the  current";  "the  trend  of  the 
  stock  market"  [syn:  {tendency}] 
  2:  general  line  of  orientation:  "the  river  takes  a  southern 
  course";  "the  northeastern  trend  of  the  coast"  [syn:  {course}] 
  3:  a  general  tendency  as  of  opinion:  "not  openly  liberal  but 
  that  is  the  tendency  of  the  book"  [syn:  {drift}] 
  4:  the  popular  taste  at  a  given  time;  "leather  is  the  latest 
  vogue";  "he  followed  current  trends";  "the  1920s  had  a 
  style  of  their  own"  [syn:  {vogue},  {style}] 
  v  :  turn  sharply;  change  direction  abruptly;  "The  car  cut  to  the 
  left  at  the  intersection";  "The  motorbike  veered  to  the 
  right"  [syn:  {swerve},  {sheer},  {curve},  {veer},  {slue}, 
  {slew},  {cut}] 




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