fault line Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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fault linenoun [C]

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fault line noun [C] (CRACK)

a ​fault (= a ​break in the earth's ​surface)

fault line noun [C] (PROBLEM)

a ​problem that may not be ​obvious and could ​cause something to ​fail: The ​faultlines of ​imperfectpeacedeals are already ​showing.
(Definition of fault line from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fault line”
in Chinese (Simplified) 裂缝, (地球表面的)断层线…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裂縫, (地球表面的)斷層線…
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