disconformity

noun

dis·​con·​for·​mi·​ty ˌdis-kən-ˈfȯr-mə-tē How to pronounce disconformity (audio)
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: a break in a sequence of sedimentary rocks all of which have approximately the same dip

Word History

First Known Use

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of disconformity was in 1572

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“Disconformity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disconformity. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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