Meaning of unconformity


Pronunciation: (un"kun-fôr'mi-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. lack of conformity; incongruity; inconsistency.
    1. a discontinuity in rock sequence indicating interruption of sedimentation, commonly accompanied by erosion of rocks below the break.
    2. the interface between such strata. See illus. underunconformable.
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