Said of strata or stratification exhibiting the relation of unconformity to the older underlying rocks; not succeeding the underlying rocks in immediate order of age or not fitting together with them as parts of a continuous whole. In the strict sense, the term is applied to younger strata that do not conform in position or that do not have the same dip and strike as those of the immediately underlying rocks. Also, said of the contact between unconformable rocks. CF: conformable AGI
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