American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Incapable of conformity; not conforming.
- adj. Geology Showing unconformity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not consistent; not agreeable; not conforming.
- In geology, not conforming in position, or not having the same dip, with another bed or series of beds. If certain strata, having been originally deposited in a nearly horizontal position, are afterward disturbed, elevated, or turned up on edge, beds which are deposited in the same region after this disturbance of preexisting strata has taken place will not have the same dip as those of prior formation, and the two sets will be described as being unconformable with each other.
- adj. Not conformable
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not conformable; not agreeable; not conforming.
- adj. (Geol.) Not conformable; not lying in a parallel position.
- adj. not correspondent
“Our arrival at the main salon was met with unconformable stares from a couple sitting at a round table in the corner.”
“I feel an unconformable pressure at my rear end...”
“For a while he sat quietly in a job in Europe waiting to see if the furor would blow over, but the controversy made him unconformable and he retired.”
“Be intangible and hard to catch; be secret and proud and inwardly unconformable.”
“Huntington's Chorea, which usually appears to be a good dominant, although the last investigators (Muncey and Davenport) found some unconformable cases.”
“Who henceforth would receive her save those, unconformed and unconformable, sentenced to sin in this realm of blackness?”
“Often the earth movements to which the uplift or depression was due involved tilting or folding of the earlier strata, so that the strata are now nonparallel as well as unconformable.”
“Along the Atlantic coast the Mesozoic peneplain may be traced shoreward to where it disappears from view beneath an unconformable cover of early Tertiary marine strata.”
“The requirement of an expensive vicarious leisure acts indirectly, selectively, by guiding the formation of our taste, -- of our sense of what is right in these matters, -- and so weeds out unconformable departures by withholding approval of them.”
“Before the great fleet of colonists, with its three unconformable Church of England clergymen, had reached the port of Salem the good seed had been planted anew in other hearts not less honest and good.”
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