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ground fault[′grau̇nd ‚fȯlt]
Accidental grounding of a conductor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. An electrical short-circuit involving one or more phase conductors and ground.
2. An insulation fault between a conductor and ground or the frame of a device.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
ground faultThe temporary current in the ground line, caused by a failing electrical component or interference from an external electrical source such as a thunderstorm. See ground.
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