- the combination of two variant texts into a new one.
- the text resulting from such a combination.
Examples from the Web for conflation
Conflation of the words “intervention” and “invasion” needlessly stymie debate.
The conflation of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiments is nothing new.Is Twitter Trolling Making the Israel-Palestine Conflict Worse?|Emily Shire|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Mac Margolis|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is a mind-bending level of conflation and oversimplification.
Q. Robert, does the president not have any concern about the conflation of entertainment comedy and politics?
If his eight picked examples can be thus demolished, then surely the theory of Conflation must be utterly unsound.
It is quite obvious that the story as we have it is a conflation of two versions of the anecdote.The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran|Anonymous
Omissions are now left to us, of which the greater specimens can hardly have been produced by Conflation.
The Academica, as they have come down to us, are a conflation from the two editions of this work.
If Dr. Hort's theory of Conflation had been sounder, there would have been no lack of examples.
Word Origin and History for conflation
1620s, from Late Latin conflationem (nominative conflatio), noun of action from past participle stem of conflare (see conflate).