[ dis-kuhn-fawr-mi-tee ]
/ ˌdɪs kənˈfɔr mɪ ti /
noun, plural dis·con·form·i·ties.
Geology. the surface of a division between parallel rock strata, indicating interruption of sedimentation: a type of unconformity.
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Words nearby disconformity
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Example sentences from the Web for disconformity
Between Acts account and Paul's 1st or supposed unstudied account, no disconformity worth remarking.
Where disconformity has place it may be clear or not clear of contradiction.
British Dictionary definitions for disconformity
/ (ˌdɪskənˈfɔːmɪtɪ) /
noun plural -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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Scientific definitions for disconformity
[ dĭs′kən-fôr′mĭ-tē ]
A type of unconformity in which the successive strata are parallel.
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