dip slip

dip slip

[′dip ‚slip]
(geology)
The component of a fault parallel to the dip of the fault. Also known as normal displacement.
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The position of the X, Y, and Z axes of the instrument corresponds respectively to: (X) the direction perpendicular to the fault or fault-normal motion, (Y) direction parallel to fault strike or the strike slip motion along the fault surface and (Z) vertical direction or the dip slip component of motion.