Definition of conflation
: the action or result of conflating:
a(1) : blend, fusion What needs to be highlighted is the power that the state wields through conflations of people and place, and policies and programs.— Thomas Klak
(2) : confusion The conflation of lie and lay is an old problem and, admittedly, an understandable one.— Cullen Murphy Clearly the dominant American culture confuses us Mennonites with the Amish, who in fact began as an insurgent faction rebelling from the Mennonites. America's conflation is reasonable, since the Mennonites and the Amish have historically overlapped in many lifestyle choices.— Rhoda Janzen
b : a composite reading or text But this book is not simply a conflation of old dispatches from one of the world's forgotten trouble spots.— William Boyd
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