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conflation

[kuh n-fley-shuh n] /kənˈfleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the process or result of fusing items into one entity; fusion; amalgamation.
2.
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  1. the combination of two variant texts into a new one.
  2. the text resulting from such a combination.
Origin of conflation
late Middle English
1400-1450
First recorded in 1400-50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word conflātiō. See conflate, -ion
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n.

1620s, from Late Latin conflationem (nominative conflatio), noun of action from past participle stem of conflare (see conflate).

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