electrical fault


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electrical fault

[i′lek·trə·kəl ′fȯlt]
(electricity)

fault

A defect in the insulation or conductive capability of any component or device in an electric circuit, resulting in an interruption of current flow or in an unintended path of current flow of abnormal magnitude.
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The investigations are still under way, but police sources have told us that it was probably an electrical fault," our correspondent said.
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