primary fault

primary fault

[′prī‚mer·ē ‚fȯlt]
(electricity)
In an electric circuit, the initial breakdown of the insulation of a conductor, usually followed by a flow of power current.
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The book's primary fault is that Corrington provides little reason for thinking his speculative metaphysics is true.
A basic event is a primary fault that does not need any additional development, represented as leaf node of the tree.
Primary Fault is a winding odyssey that treads the fine line between fantasy and science fiction.
Kirby and his team looked at samples taken from the hanging wall of the Yingxiu-Beichuan fault, the primary fault responsible for the 2008, Wenchuan earthquake.
He said the primary fault lies with the board and management of Telesis.
They said that even though the reactionary killings of non-Baloch settlers by segments of the Baloch nationalists cannot be tolerated, the primary fault for the situation lies with the establishment which continues to deny the Baloch their legitimate rights.
The main factors influencing the secondary arc are wind velocity magnitude and duration of the preceding primary fault arc current.
If the primary fault of the book is that it underestimates its audience, an important secondary fault is that it is three-quarters Bloomified.
Business decision makers were quick to select CFOs and other senior financial officials as the most culpable with 58 percent of respondents placing primary fault with those groups.
To recreate the history of Bienfait-Estevan is to write of divisions, the primary fault line being the irreconcilability of capital and labour.
The book's primary fault, however, is the space it sometimes wastes on internal humanist organizational lore of no interest to a wider public.
It's an unfunny scene, meant to point up Lester's near postal desperation but instead revealing the film's primary fault: an occasional veering into cartoonish insincerity.