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conformity

1. n. [Geology]

A bedding surface separating younger from older strata, along which there is no evidence of subaerial or submarine erosion or of nondeposition, and along which there is no evidence of a significant hiatus. Unconformities (sequence boundaries) and flooding surfaces (parasequence boundaries) pass laterally into correlative conformities, or correlative surfaces.

Alternate Form: conformable

See: flooding surfaceunconformity

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