unconformability

unconformable

[uhn-kuhn-fawr-muh-buhl]
adjective
1.
not conformable; not conforming.
2.
Geology. indicating discontinuity of any type in a stratigraphic sequence.

Origin:
1585–95; un-1 + conformable

unconformability, noun
unconformably, adverb
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unconformable (ˌʌnkənˈfɔːməbəl)
 
adj
1.  not conformable or conforming
2.  (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
 
unconforma'bility
 
n
 
uncon'formableness
 
n
 
uncon'formably
 
adv

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