Definitions

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

  • adj. Incapable of conformity; not conforming.
  • adj. Geology Showing unconformity.

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  • adj. Not conformable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not conformable; not agreeable; not conforming.
  • adj. Not conformable; not lying in a parallel position.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not correspondent

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Examples

  • Our arrival at the main salon was met with unconformable stares from a couple sitting at a round table in the corner.

    The Witch from Bilbao

  • "I feel an unconformable pressure at my rear end..."

    [birth] miracle of life or a pain in the proverbial

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Oct 13, 2007

  • Be intangible and hard to catch; be secret and proud and inwardly unconformable.

    O Rare Don Marquis

  • Huntington's Chorea, which usually appears to be a good dominant, although the last investigators (Muncey and Davenport) found some unconformable cases.

    Applied Eugenics

  • Who henceforth would receive her save those, unconformed and unconformable, sentenced to sin in this realm of blackness?

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Complete

  • 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.

    The Elements of Geology

  • 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 Elements of Geology

  • 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.

    The theory of the leisure class; an economic study of institutions

  • 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.

    A History of American Christianity

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