unconformitymedical dictionary

1. Want of conformity; incongruity; inconsistency.

2. <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.

(01 Mar 1998)