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n. pl. dis·con·form·i·ties
1. Geology A type of unconformity in which the rock layers are parallel.
2. Refusal or failure to conform; nonconformity.


n, pl -ties
1. lack of conformity; discrepancy
2. (Geological Science) the junction between two parallel series of stratified rocks, representing a considerable period of erosion of the much older underlying rocks before the more recent ones were deposited


(ˌdɪs kənˈfɔr mɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the surface of a division between parallel rock strata, indicating interruption of sedimentation: a type of unconformity.
2. Archaic. nonconformity.
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All these functioning disconformities limit social participation and effective social control exercised by them, requiring the collaboration of institutions such as the MP, which can act in two ways: a) internal, regularizing issues related to work structure, parity in the composition or even compliance with the guidelines of Resolution No.
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The corresponding sedimentary succession, however, includes hiatuses that relate to local stratigraphical disconformities and mark the boundaries of depositional sequences (Dronov & Holmer 1999).