a fault along an inclined plane in which the upper side or hanging wall appears to have moved downward with respect to the lower side or footwall (opposed to reverse fault).
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Also called normal fault.
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a fault in which the rocks on the upper side of an inclined fault plane have been displaced downwards; normal fault
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