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[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.


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