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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.
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Throw Throw, v. i. To throw back, to revert to an ancestral type or character. ``A large proportion of the steerage passengers throw back to their Darwinian ancestry.' --The Century. Throwing stick Throw"ing stick` (Anthropol.) An instrument used by various savage races for throwing a spear; -- called also throw stick and spear thrower. One end of the stick receives the butt of the spear, as upon a hook or thong, and the other end is grasped with the hand, which also holds the spear, toward the middle, above it with the finger and thumb, the effect being to bring the place of support nearer the center of the spear, and practically lengthen the arm in the act of throwing.
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Throw Throw (thr[=o]), n. [See Throe.] Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe. [Obs.] --Spenser. Dryden.
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Throw Throw, n. [AS. [thorn]r[=a]h, [thorn]r[=a]g.] Time; while; space of time; moment; trice. [Obs.] --Shak. I will with Thomas speak a little throw. --Chaucer.
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Throw Throw, v. i. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice. To throw about, to cast about; to try expedients. [R.]

Meaning of throw from wikipedia

- Play media Throwing is the launching of a ballistic projectile by hand. This action is only possible for animals with the ability to grasp objects with...
- A throw-in is a method of restarting play in a game of football (or soccer) when the ball has exited the side of the field of play. It is governed by...
- In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points by shooting from behind the free throw line (informally known as the foul...
- The discus throw (pronunciation), also known as disc throw, is a track and field event in which an athlete throws a heavy disc—called a discus—in an attempt...
- In film terminology, throw is the distance between a movie projector lens and its screen. It is the distance the image is thrown onto the screen, and...
- The javelin throw is a track and field event where the javelin, a spear about 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in length, is thrown. The javelin thrower gains momentum...
- In martial arts, a throw is a grappling technique that involves off-balancing or lifting an opponent, and throwing them to the ground, in ****anese martial...
- A throw pillow, or toss pillow, is a small, decorative soft furnishing item made from a wide range of textiles including cotton, linen, silk, leather...
- Throwing is the launching of a ballistic projectile by hand. Throw, thrown, or throwing may also refer to: Throw (band), a punk band from the Philippines...
- to Throwback Thursday". Sports Illustrated. Gannes, Liz (2014-05-01). "Throwing Back to the Origins of Throwback Thursday". Recode. Retrieved 2017-08-11...
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