conflate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To bring collectively; meld or fuse: "The problems [with the biopic] feature . . . times moved around, fans erased, many characters conflated into one” ( Ty Burr).
    • To combine (two variant texts, including) into one entire.
    • To strike collectively; to carry together; to gather; to fuse together; to become listed on or weld; to consolidate.
    • to ignore differences between, by dealing with several distinguishable things or some ideas as one; to confuse.
  • verb:
    • to create things collectively and fuse all of them into just one entity.
    • to combine together different elements.
    • mix collectively varying elements
  • others:
    • To strike together; gather like by convergent winds.
    • In diplomatics, to form by inadvertent mixture of two readings of the same terms. See conflation, 3.
    • Blown collectively; wafted together from several resources; heterogeneous.
    • In diplomatics, marked by conflation; inadvertently formed by incorporating two different readings into one: since, a conflate text or passageway.

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