[non-kuh n-fawr-mi-tee] /ˌnɒn kənˈfɔr mɪ ti/
failure or refusal to conform, as with established customs, attitudes, or ideas.
lack of or agreement.
(often initial capital letter) refusal to conform to the Church of England.
Geology. an unconformity that separates crystalline rocks, either igneous or metamorphic, from sedimentary rocks.
failure or refusal to conform
absence of agreement or harmony
also nonconformity, 1610s, coined in English from non- + conformity. Originally of Church of England clergymen who refused to conform on certain ceremonies.
[kon-fruh n-tey-shuh n, -fruhn-] /ˌkɒn frənˈteɪ ʃən, -frʌn-/ noun 1. an act of . 2. the state of being . 3. a meeting of persons face to face. 4. an open conflict of opposing ideas, forces, etc. 5. a bringing together of ideas, themes, etc., for comparison. 6. Psychology. a technique used in group therapy, […]
[kon-fruh n-tey-shuh-nl, -fruhn-] /ˌkɒn frənˈteɪ ʃə nl, -frʌn-/ adjective 1. tending toward or ready for : They came to the meeting with a confrontational attitude. adj. 1969, from confrontation + -al (1).
[kuh n-jen-i-tl] /kənˈdʒɛn ɪ tl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a condition present at birth, whether inherited or caused by the environment, especially the uterine environment. 2. having by nature a specified character: a congenital fool. /kənˈdʒɛnɪtəl/ adjective 1. denoting or relating to any nonhereditary condition, esp an abnormal condition, existing at birth: congenital […]
[kong-groo-uh ns, kuh n-groo-, kuh ng-] /ˈkɒŋ gru əns, kənˈgru-, kəŋ-/ noun 1. the quality or state of agreeing or corresponding. 2. Mathematics. a relation between two numbers indicating that the numbers give the same remainder when divided by some given number. Compare (def 4b). /ˈkɒŋɡrʊəns/ noun 1. the quality or state of corresponding, agreeing, […]