[uhn-kuh n-fawr-muh-buh l]
- not conformable; not conforming.
- Geology. indicating discontinuity of any type in a stratigraphic sequence.
Origin of unconformable
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A greatly deformed and metamorphosed older series is unconformably overlaid by a great thickness of younger strata.The Andes of Southern Peru
- not conformable or conforming
- (of rock strata) consisting of a series of younger strata that do not succeed the underlying older rocks in age or in parallel position, as a result of a long period of erosion or nondeposition
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