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 for faulting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Faulting \Fault"ing\, n. (Geol.)
     The state or condition of being faulted; the process by which
     a fault is produced.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fault \Fault\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Faulted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Faulting.]
     1. To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to
        blame. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              For that I will not fault thee.       --Old Song.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Geol.) To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by
        displacement along a plane of fracture; -- chiefly used in
        the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  faulting
      n 1: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the
           displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they
           built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the
           faulting of the earth's crust" [syn: fault, faulting,
           geological fault, shift, fracture, break]

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