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unconformable

[uhn-kuh n-fawr-muh-buh l] /ˌʌn kənˈfɔr mə bəl/
adjective
1.
not conformable; not conforming.
2.
Geology. indicating discontinuity of any type in a stratigraphic sequence.
Origin of unconformable
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; un-1 + conformable
Related forms
unconformability, noun
unconformably, adverb
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Historical Examples
  • A greatly deformed and metamorphosed older series is unconformably overlaid by a great thickness of younger strata.

British Dictionary definitions for unconformably

unconformable

/ˌʌnkənˈfɔːməbəl/
adjective
1.
not conformable or conforming
2.
(of rock strata) consisting of a series of younger strata that do not succeed the underlying older rocks in age or in parallel position, as a result of a long period of erosion or nondeposition
Derived Forms
unconformability, unconformableness, noun
unconformably, adverb
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