Unconformability
Unconformability Un`con*form`a*bil"i*ty, n. 1. The quality or state of being unconformable; unconformableness. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geol.) Lack of parallelism between one series of strata and another, especially when due to a disturbance of the position of the earlier strata before the latter were deposited. [1913 Webster]


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  • unconformability — See unconformable. * * * …   Universalium

  • unconformability — un·conformability …   English syllables

  • unconformability — “+ noun : the quality or state of being unconformable …   Useful english dictionary

  • unconformable — unconformability, n. unconformably, adv. /un keuhn fawr meuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not conformable; not conforming. 2. Geol. indicating discontinuity of any type in a stratigraphic sequence. [1585 95; UN 1 + CONFORMABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Discordant — Dis*cord ant, a. [OE. discordant, descordaunt, OF. descordant, discordant, F. discordant, p. pr. of discorder, OF. also, descorder. See {Discord}, n.] 1. Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discordantly — Discordant Dis*cord ant, a. [OE. discordant, descordaunt, OF. descordant, discordant, F. discordant, p. pr. of discorder, OF. also, descorder. See {Discord}, n.] 1. Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discordantness — Discordant Dis*cord ant, a. [OE. discordant, descordaunt, OF. descordant, discordant, F. discordant, p. pr. of discorder, OF. also, descorder. See {Discord}, n.] 1. Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Schist — The schists constitute a group of medium grade metamorphic rocks, chiefly notable for the preponderance of lamellar minerals such as micas, chlorite, talc, hornblende, graphite, and others. Quartz often occurs in drawn out grains to such an… …   Wikipedia

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