a diagram providing a model of the interactions between the components of a system when a failure occurs
- Fault tree analysis
programming A form of safety analysis that assesses hardware safety to provide failure statistics and sensitivity analyses that indicate the possible effect of critical failures. (1996-05-15)
[fawl-tee] /ˈfɔl ti/ adjective, faultier, faultiest. 1. having or defects; imperfect. /ˈfɔːltɪ/ adjective faultier, faultiest 1. defective or imperfect 2. (archaic) culpable adj. late 14c., from fault (n.) + -y (2). Related: Faultiness.
- Faulty union
faulty union fault·y union (fôl’tē) n. Union of a fracture by fibrous tissue without bone formation.
noun, Geology. 1. a network of interconnected fractures representing the surficial expression of a fault.