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Unconformity

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unconformity

1. Want of conformity; incongruity; inconsistency.

2. (Science: geology) want of parallelism between strata in contact.

With some authors unconformity is equivalent to unconformability; but it is often used more broadly, for example, to include the case when the parallelism of strata once conformable has been disturbed by faulting and the like.