What does conflation mean?

Definitions for conflation
kənˈfleɪ ʃəncon·fla·tion

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GCIDE

  1. Conflation(n.)

    a fusing together; merger of two or more things or ideas into one.

    Etymology: [L. conflatio.]

Wiktionary

  1. conflation(Noun)

    A blowing or fusing together, as of many instruments in a concert, or of many fires in a foundry.

  2. conflation(Noun)

    A blend or fusion, especially a composite reading or text formed by combining the material of two or more texts into a single text.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conflation(noun)

    a blowing together, as of many instruments in a concert, or of many fires in a foundry

    Etymology: [L. conflatio.]

Freebase

  1. Conflation

    Conflation occurs when the identities of two or more individuals, concepts, or places, sharing some characteristics of one another, seem to be a single identity — the differences appear to become lost. In logic, it is the practice of treating two distinct concepts as if they were one, which produces errors or misunderstandings as a fusion of distinct subjects tends to obscure analysis of relationships which are emphasized by contrasts. However, if the distinctions between the two concepts appear to be superficial, intentional conflation may be desirable for the sake of conciseness and recall.

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How to say conflation in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conflation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conflation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of conflation in a Sentence

  1. Fyodor Urnov:

    We don't want there to be a conflation in the mind of the public or in the mind of the regulators or policymakers or the ethical community between the two.

  2. Scott Morrison:

    In his conflation of this horrendous terrorist attack with issues of immigration, in his attack on Islamic faith specifically these comments are appalling and theyre ugly and they have no place in Australia, in the Australian Parliament, he should be, frankly, ashamed of himself.

  3. Harry Shearer:

    I think there's a conflation between representation, which is important -- people from all backgrounds should be represented in the writing and producing ends of the business so they help decide what stories to tell and with what knowledge -- and performance, the job is playing someone I'm not.

  4. Ian Russell:

    The conflation of poor business conditions, widespread structural change in capital markets, and regulatory reform, has forced adjustments in the structural framework of the venture marketplace.

Images & Illustrations of conflation

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