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#1896 - 05/04/00 08:43 AM conflation
rwells Offline
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What does this word mean and where did it come from?


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#1897 - 05/04/00 09:26 AM Re: conflation
tsuwm Offline
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conflate is from Latin, conflare; it means to fuse or combine -- you too could find most definitions online by using http://www.onelook.com/

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#1898 - 05/05/00 07:52 AM Re: conflation
paulb Offline
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Conflation is also the fanning (of a fire), and in its 'fuse/blend' context can be used when combining variant texts to form a composite text.


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