[ dis-kuh n-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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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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Science definitions for disconformity
[ dĭs′kən-fôr′mĭ-tē ]
A type of unconformity in which the successive strata are parallel.
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