Definition of disconformity in English:


Syllabification: dis·con·form·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌdiskənˈfôrmitē

noun (plural disconformities)

  • 1Lack of conformity.
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    • The passages from the specification set out above do not demonstrate any disconformity.
    • But even if it is construing ambiguous legislation, one takes into account that we are not going to be in disconformity with our international obligations unless it is clear.
    • However, disconformity of practice with constitutional requirements is no inhibition against truly expounding the text and implications of the Constitution.
  • 2 Geology A break in a sedimentary sequence that does not involve a difference of inclination between the strata on each side of the break. Compare with unconformity.
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    • Unconformities vary in type from disconformities related to subaerial exposure to stratigraphic gaps of variable extent and their correlative paraconformities, followed by deepening surfaces.
    • Nodules rich in phosphatic material are found in residual accumulations along disconformities, such as bone beds or lag deposits in marine limestones and shales.
    • More specific questions might relate to taphonomic conditions, identification and temporal assessment of disconformities, or the nature of specific anthropogenic sediments.

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