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Meaning of UNCONFORMITY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un`con*form"i*ty\, n.
1. Want of conformity; incongruity; inconsistency. --South.

2. (Geol.) Want of parallelism between strata in contact.

Note: With some authors unconformity is equivalent to
      unconformability; but it is often used more broadly,
      for example, to include the case when the parallelism
      of strata once conformable has been disturbed by
      faulting and the like.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the surface of a stratum that represents a break in the stratigraphic sequence.
 

 

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