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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Geology A type of unconformity in which the rock layers are parallel.
  • n. Refusal or failure to conform; nonconformity.

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  • n. A type of unconformity in which erosion or lack of deposition has occurred between two parallel sedimentary strata.
  • n. nonconformity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Want of conformity or correspondence; inconsistency; disagreement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of agreement or conformity; inconsistency.

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  • A disconformity is a boundary between horizontal layers of old sedimentary rock and overlying younger layers deposited on an eroded surface.

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  • And even less, in the face of that, why sow disconformity?

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  • He there exhorts us to hear with patience and humility those, however they be miscalled, that desire to live purely, in such a use of God’s ordinances, as the best guidance of their conscience gives them, and to tolerate them, though in some disconformity to ourselves.

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  • This we concede in so far as Schleiermacher speaks of such actions as are held to be neither in conformity nor in disconformity to duty, that is morally indifferent, but this is by no means the true idea of the allowed.

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  • Since names and their signification are entirely arbitrary, such propositions are not, strictly speaking, susceptible of truth or falsity, but only of conformity or disconformity to usage or convention; and all the proof they are capable of, is proof of usage; proof that the words have been employed by others in the acceptation in which the speaker or writer desires to use them.

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  • While I understand the disconformity of Sox fans, the criticism of you is unwarranted.

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  • Being, but perverted to a state of disconformity to it, and opposition to him.

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  • There is also a copartnership typal of zippered beset that has a disconformity of unworthyer sub-crates, one of which is the perfect spread to entrust my Moleskine Memo fob (I used to attend to orders my PDA in there).

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  • He there exhorts us to hear with patience and humility those, however they be miscalled, that desire to live purely, in such a use of God's ordinances, as the best guidance of their conscience gives them, and to tolerate them, though in some disconformity to ourselves.

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  • And although the world may think it strange ye walk not with them, yet so much the rather ought ye to aspire after a disconformity to the world.

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