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1. Incapable of conformity; not conforming.
2. Geology Showing unconformity.

un′con·form′a·bil′i·ty n.
un′con·form′a·bly adv.


1. not conformable or conforming
2. (Geological Science) (of rock strata) consisting of a series of younger strata that do not succeed the underlying older rocks in age or in parallel position, as a result of a long period of erosion or nondeposition
ˌunconˌformaˈbility, ˌunconˈformableness n
ˌunconˈformably adv


(ˌʌn kənˈfɔr mə bəl)

1. not conformable; not conforming.
2. Geol. indicating discontinuity in a stratigraphic sequence.
un`con•form′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unconformable - not correspondent; "a description unconformable to previous accounts"
inconsistent - displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"


(= incompatible)unvereinbar (with mit)
(= inconsistent)nicht übereinstimmend (to, with mit)
(Geol) layer, stratumdiskordant, nicht gleichstrebend or gleich gelagert
(Rel, Hist) → nonkonformistisch
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