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unconformity

Syllabification: un·con·form·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌənkənˈfôrmətē
 
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Definition of unconformity in English:

noun

Geology
1A surface of contact between two groups of unconformable strata.
Example sentences
  • First, there are no late Cambrian rocks in many areas: they are represented by unconformities.
  • Both overlie a pronounced angular unconformity and both are predominantly fluvial deposits.
  • That unconformity is overlain by sandstones of the Puentelles Formation, dated as late Kasimovian based on its fossil flora.
1.1The condition of being unconformable.
Example sentences
  • You still get men wearing hats now but it's almost a sign of unconformity for a young man to wear a hat apart from baseball hats.

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