Pronunciation: (un"kun-fôr'mi-tē), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/unconformity.html on line 73 [key]
1. lack of conformity; incongruity; inconsistency.
a. a discontinuity in rock sequence indicating interruption of sedimentation, commonly accompanied by erosion of rocks below the break.
b. the interface between such strata. See illus. under unconformable.
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