Unconformity meaning

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Lack of conformity; nonconformity.
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A surface between successive strata representing a missing interval in the geologic record of time, and produced either by an interruption in deposition or by the erosion of depositionally continuous strata followed by renewed deposition.
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A lack of conformity; inconsistency; incongruity.
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A surface between successive strata representing a missing interval in the geologic record of time, produced either by an interruption in deposition or by the erosion of depositionally continuous strata followed by renewed deposition. An unconformity is a type of discontinuity.
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(nonstandard) A lack of conformity.
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(geology) A gap in time in rock strata, where erosion occurs while deposition slows or stops.
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Origin of unconformity