open fault

open fault

[′ō·pən ′fȯlt]
(geology)
A fault, or section of a fault, whose two walls have become separated along the fault surface.
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The climate information collected by Winograd's group comes from Devils Hole, an open fault zone in southwestern Nevada.
repairs / repairs include removing open faults found by the contractor or by the contractor~s employees, including replacement of defective parts / components.
The 13 suspects included one transistor stuck-on, one transistor stuck-off, five bridges, and six open faults.