from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A reverse fault in which the fault plane is inclined at an angle equal to or less than 45°.

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  • noun geology A type of reverse fault in which the angle that the hanging wall makes with the horizontal is less than 45 degrees.

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  • noun a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression


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