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transform fault

noun trans·form fault \ˈtran(t)s-ˌfrm-\

Definition of TRANSFORM FAULT

:  a strike-slip fault that occurs typically between segments of a mid-ocean ridge or other tectonic-plate boundary and that is characterized by shallow high-magnitude earthquakes

First Known Use of TRANSFORM FAULT

1965

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