Conflation
Conflation Con*fla"tion, n. [L. conflatio.] 1. A blowing together, as of many instruments in a concert, or of many fires in a foundry. [R.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. a fusing together; merger of two or more things or ideas into one. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Conflation — (v. lat.), Schmelzung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Conflation — Conflation, lat., Schmelzung durch Feuer …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • conflation — index merger Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • conflation — 1620s, from L.L. conflationem (nom. conflatio), noun of action from conflare (see CONFLATE (Cf. conflate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conflation — [kən flā′shən] n. [ME conflacioun < LL conflatio < L conflare, to blow together < com , together + flare, to BLOW1] a combining, as of two variant readings of a text into a composite reading …   English World dictionary

  • Conflation — For other uses, see Conflation (disambiguation). Flag of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, a heraldic emblem which displays conflated or con joined images. Conflation occurs when the identities of two or more individuals, concepts, or places,… …   Wikipedia

  • conflation — conflate ► VERB ▪ combine into one. DERIVATIVES conflation noun. ORIGIN Latin conflare kindle, fuse …   English terms dictionary

  • conflation — kənˈflāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin conflation , conflatio, from Latin conflatus + ion , io ion : the process or result of conflating : blend, fusion; especially : a composite reading or text …   Useful english dictionary

  • conflation — noun Date: 15th century blend, fusion; especially a composite reading or text …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conflation — /keuhn flay sheuhn/, n. 1. the process or result of fusing items into one entity; fusion; amalgamation. 2. Bibliog. a. the combination of two variant texts into a new one. b. the text resulting from such a combination. [1400 50; late ME < LL… …   Universalium

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