conflation definition

  • noun:
    • A blowing or fusing together, by many tools in a concert, or of several fires in a foundry.
    • A blend or fusion, specifically a composite reading or text formed by combining the materials of two or more texts into just one text.
    • A blowing collectively, at the time of numerous instruments in a concert, or of numerous fires in a foundry.
    • a fusing collectively; merger of several things or a few ideas into one.
    • The blowing of several music instruments collectively.
    • A melting or casting of metal.
    • In diplomatics: An inadvertent mixture of two readings of the same passage, to be able to produce a new reading different from either.
    • A reading that has therefore originated.

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