disconformity

[dis-kuhn-fawr-mi-tee]
noun, plural disconformities.
1.
Geology. the surface of a division between parallel rock strata, indicating interruption of sedimentation: a type of unconformity.
2.
Archaic. nonconformity.

Origin:
1595–1605; dis-1 + conformity

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disconformity (ˌdɪskənˈfɔːmɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  lack of conformity; discrepancy
2.  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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disconformity   (dĭs'kən-fôr'mĭ-tē)  Pronunciation Key 
A type of unconformity in which the successive strata are parallel.
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Occasionally a disconformity or diastem is indicated within the marlstone.
Base of unit is disconformity or local angular unconformity.
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