a combining, as of two variant readings of a text into a composite reading
Origin of conflationMiddle English conflacioun from Late Latin conflatio from Classical Latin conflare, to blow together from com-, together + flare, to blow
(countable and uncountable, plural conflations)
- (countable) A blowing or fusing together, as of many instruments in a concert, or of many fires in a foundry.
- (countable) A blend or fusion, especially a composite reading or text formed by combining the material of two or more texts into a single text.