[dis-kuh n-fawr-mi-tee]

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.
Archaic. nonconformity.

Nearby words

  1. disconcert,
  2. disconcerted,
  3. disconcerting,
  4. disconfirm,
  5. disconformable,
  6. discongruity,
  7. disconnect,
  8. disconnected,
  9. disconnection,
  10. disconsolate

Origin of disconformity

First recorded in 1595–1605; dis-1 + conformity

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Examples from the Web for disconformity

  • Between Acts account and Paul's 1st or supposed unstudied account, no disconformity worth remarking.

    Not Paul, But Jesus|Jeremy Bentham
  • Where disconformity has place it may be clear or not clear of contradiction.

    Not Paul, But Jesus|Jeremy Bentham

British Dictionary definitions for disconformity


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



A type of unconformity in which the successive strata are parallel.
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