[ 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.
Archaic. nonconformity.

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


/ (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-fôrmĭ-tē ]

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