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[kuh n-fley-shuh n]
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  1. the process or result of fusing items into one entity; fusion; amalgamation.
  2. Bibliography.
    1. the combination of two variant texts into a new one.
    2. the text resulting from such a combination.
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Origin of conflation

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word conflātiō. See conflate, -ion
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fusion, pluralism, multiculturalism, conflation

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Word Origin and History for conflation


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

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