Definition of unconformity in English:

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unconformity

Pronunciation: /ʌnkənˈfɔːmɪti/

noun

Geology
1A surface of contact between two groups of unconformable strata: erosion beneath the Hercynian unconformity has removed most of the Westphalian strata
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  • 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.
1.1 [mass noun] The condition of being unconformable: folded early Devonian rocks are overlain with marked unconformity by late Devonian sediments
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  • 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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