- Geology. the surface of a division between parallel rock strata, indicating interruption of sedimentation: a type of unconformity.
- Archaic. nonconformity.
Origin of disconformity
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Where disconformity has place it may be clear or not clear of contradiction.
Between Acts account and Paul's 1st or supposed unstudied account, no disconformity worth remarking.
- 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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- A type of unconformity in which the successive strata are parallel.
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