unconformity

  • 1 Unconformity — Un con*form i*ty, n. 1. Want of conformity; incongruity; inconsistency. South. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) Want of parallelism between strata in contact. [1913 Webster] Note: With some authors unconformity is equivalent to unconformability; but it… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 unconformity — index breach, controversy (argument), deviation, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discrepancy, di …

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  • 3 unconformity — (n.) c.1600, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + CONFORMITY (Cf. conformity). Geological sense is from 1829 …

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  • 4 unconformity — [un΄kən fôr′mə tē] n. pl. unconformities 1. a lack of conformity; inconsistency; incongruity 2. Geol. a) a break in the continuity of rock strata in contact, separating younger from older rocks and usually resulting from erosion of the surface of …

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  • 5 Unconformity — Hutton s Unconformity at Jedburgh, Scotland, illustrated by John Clerk in 1787 and photographed in 2003. An unconformity is a buried erosion surface separating two rock masses or strata of different ages, indicating that sediment deposition w …

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  • 6 Unconformity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Unconformity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 nonconformity nonconformity &c. 82 Sgm: N 1 unconformity unconformity disconformity Sgm: N 1 unconventionality unconventionality informality abnormity abnormality anomaly …

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  • 7 unconformity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of conformity to convention Nouns 1. unconformity, nonconformity, unconventionality, informality, abnormality; anomaly, anomalousness; exception, peculiarity, irregularity; infraction, breach,… …

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  • 8 unconformity — noun Date: circa 1600 1. archaic lack of conformity 2. a. lack of continuity in deposition between rock strata in contact corresponding to a period of nondeposition, weathering, or erosion b. the surface of contact between unconformable strata …

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  • 9 unconformity — /un keuhn fawr mi tee/, n., pl. unconformities. 1. lack of conformity; incongruity; inconsistency. 2. Geol. a. a discontinuity in rock sequence indicating interruption of sedimentation, commonly accompanied by erosion of rocks below the break. b …

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  • 10 unconformity — noun a) A lack of conformity. b) A gap in time in rock strata, where erosion occurs while deposition slows or stops. See Also: nonconformity …

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  • 11 unconformity —    A fossil land surface representing the absence of a sequence of sediments [16] …

    Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • 12 unconformity —    A substantial break or gap in the geologic record where a unit is overlain by another that is not in stratigraphic succession.    Compare: conformity, discontinuity.    GG …

    Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • 13 unconformity — n. nonconformity, lack of accordance with general standards; lack of continuity between strata of sediment (indicating that the rate of deposition was not constant) …

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  • 14 unconformity — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY A substantial break or gap in the geologic record where a rock unit is overlain by another that is not next in stratigraphic sucession, such as an interruption in continuity of a depositional sequence of… …

    Glossary of volcanic terms

  • 15 unconformity — noun Geology a surface of contact between two groups of unconformable strata. ↘the condition of being unconformable …

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  • 16 unconformity — n incongruity, inappropriateness, inaptness, inappositeness, unsuitability, unfitness; impropriety, unseemliness, indecorum; disharmony, disparity, divergence, diversity, difference, dissimilarity; inconsistency, contradiction, contrariety;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 unconformity — un·conformity …

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  • 18 unconformity — un•con•form•i•ty [[t]ˌʌn kənˈfɔr mɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) lack of conformity; incongruity; inconsistency 2) gel Geol. a discontinuity in a stratigraphic sequence • Etymology: 1590–1600 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 unconformity — /ʌnkənˈfɔməti/ (say unkuhn fawmuhtee) noun (plural unconformities) 1. lack of conformity; incongruity; inconsistency. 2. Geology a. a discontinuity in rock sequence denoting interruption of sedimentation, commonly accompanied by erosion of rocks… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 unconformity — n discontinuity, irregularity, unconformability FORMAL disconformity ≠ conformability …

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