Meaning of conflation

con•fla•tion

Pronunciation: (kun-flā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the process or result of fusing items into one entity; fusion; amalgamation.
    1. the combination of two variant texts into a new one.
    2. the text resulting from such a combination.
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