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conflation

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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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Why should the building of a water project, for which thousands of complications and technicalities would have to be considered and debated, be conflated with partisan-ship?
Hubert Henry Chua protested: 'We Philippine citizens of Chinese descent are incensed that we are being conflated with Chinese nationals as if we are the other.'
"Patriotism comes in many forms and what has happened is it's been conflated with kind of a bumper-sticker-kind-of-flag-waving and with the military only.
As usual, in order to apply these metrics, it is needed to have a ground truth set of features (reference features) to which the conflated dataset will be compared.
Particularly useful are the ways in which individual authors, particularly Sadan, Chit Hlaing and Takatani, are careful to discuss the ways in which Burmese politics, both internally and externally, have consistently conflated these ethnic categories, thus making the volume a useful comparative study of such politics in the Southeast Asian country.
Some will relish the changes; some, who have previously argued against conflated texts, may, I suspect, want to reconsider their positions.
Call it degree inflation or fast-shifting workforce needs, the fact remains that America's colleges, abundant and robust in the 1950s, have conflated to form a web of fragile institutions facing daunting challenges of scale, tuition dependence, ferocious competition, and the insatiable appetite of educational consumers.
What we loosely and provocatively call race, so often conflated with color, culture and consciousness, changes with the passing of each historical moment and each footstep toward or away from those earthly corners from which our ancestors migrated.
AS IF COMPENSATION wasn't politicized enough, the scandal over backdating of option grants has renewed doubts about the efficacy of this form of compensation and conflated a number of other issues involving the internal controls provision of Sarbanes-Oxley.
According to the editorial, the government's proposal "conflated threatening behaviour and material, from which religious people deserve protection, with insult and abuse of religious belief, which is a necessary part of an open society."
Often using syncopated language, Agnew conflated journalists who were reporting inconvenient facts and protesters who were trying to stop the war.
In its brief, TEI pointed out the standing and Commerce Clause issues conflated in Cuno in that the taxpayer group challenging Ohio's tax credit could not demonstrate any actual harm--a prerequisite to prevailing on either issue.