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[dis-kuh n-fawr-mi-tee] /ˌdɪs kənˈfɔr mɪ ti/
noun, plural disconformities.
Geology. the surface of a division between parallel rock strata, indicating interruption of sedimentation: a type of unconformity.
Archaic. nonconformity.
Origin of disconformity
First recorded in 1595-1605; dis-1 + conformity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Where disconformity has place it may be clear or not clear of contradiction.

    Not Paul, But Jesus Jeremy Bentham
  • Between Acts account and Paul's 1st or supposed unstudied account, no disconformity worth remarking.

    Not Paul, But Jesus Jeremy Bentham
British Dictionary definitions for disconformity


noun (pl) -ties
lack of conformity; discrepancy
the junction between two parallel series of stratified rocks, representing a considerable period of erosion of the much older underlying rocks before the more recent ones were deposited
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disconformity in Science
A type of unconformity in which the successive strata are parallel.
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