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conflation

(database)
Combining or blending of two or more versions of a text; confusion or mixing up. Conflation algorithms are used in databases.

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On a personal note, I refuse to purchase 'likes' or otherwise artificially conflate 'views'; I intend to remain 100% organic as it relates to my online presence.
"The problem with the Palestinian issue is that sometimes people conflate leaders for causes."" -Fawaz Turki Share on facebook Tweet this
I don't want to downplay what has happened with this incident or the recent nightclub stabbing, but they are completely different, and we shouldn't conflate the two."
Gun control organizations are known to exaggerate, confuse, conflate and misrepresent the facts.
Most importantly, these theories conflate between different senses of "action" and between different senses of "reason".
feudal and pre-capitalist)--is conflated with the Northern capitalist arguments about the nature of the war, arguments that also condemned slavery (if perhaps a bit more insincerely in a number of cases, Lincoln being a notable example among them, than the socialists) and thereby to conflate the socialism of the Forty-Eighters and others with Lincoln Republicanism and subsequently with the totalitarianism of Stalin and Mao, the Nazism of Adolf Hitler, and (as one might expect) with today's "big government" liberals in the United States.
"His giant patterns of fire on earth conjure images of geological formation, religious purification, and life's destruction" and "The explosion events conflate, collapse, and complicate distances between 'the seen and unseen worlds' of matter and energy, between ancient and contemporary notions of time, and between human life and natural and man-made chaos" are devastating sentences, and reading them one after another, walking up the museum's winding rotunda, is as tizzying as the art.
Lyrical and inventive is her style as love and music conflate both in the narrative voice and in Eden's life, guiding the latter through her physical wanderings, spiritual wonderings and romantic explorations.
In the first of three exhibitions about the Mediterranean, the Photographer's Gallery, 5 Great Newport St (+44 [0] 20 7831 1772), is exhibiting works old and new that conflate the area as a specific space--whether Morocco, Israel or the Riviera--and an imagined concept.
Conflate Wall Street with Weimar and what do you get?