- the process or result of fusing items into one entity; fusion; amalgamation.
- the combination of two variant texts into a new one.
- the text resulting from such a combination.
Origin of conflation
Examples from the Web for conflation
Conflation of the words “intervention” and “invasion” needlessly stymie debate.Why Drones Don’t Cut It in Syria
September 24, 2014
The conflation of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiments is nothing new.Is Twitter Trolling Making the Israel-Palestine Conflict Worse?
July 22, 2014
Opponents saw her as a Trojan Horse for the ousted president, dubbing her Xiomel, a conflation of the couple's nicknames.Honduras Presidential Election Passes Over Chavez Loyalists
November 27, 2013
This is a mind-bending level of conflation and oversimplification.What the Heck Is Romney Saying About the Economy?
August 14, 2012
Q. Robert, does the president not have any concern about the conflation of entertainment comedy and politics?Obama's Last Laugh
October 28, 2010
Conflation is the combination of two (or more) different expressions into one.
Of these classes, it is evident that Conflation has nothing to do with Additions or Transpositions.
Omissions are now left to us, of which the greater specimens can hardly have been produced by Conflation.
If Dr. Hort's theory of Conflation had been sounder, there would have been no lack of examples.
If his eight picked examples can be thus demolished, then surely the theory of Conflation must be utterly unsound.
Word Origin and History for conflation
1620s, from Late Latin conflationem (nominative conflatio), noun of action from past participle stem of conflare (see conflate).