Conflate vs Aggregate - What's the difference?

conflate | aggregate |

As nouns the difference between conflate and aggregate

is that conflate is (biblical criticism) a conflate text, one which conflates multiple version of a text together while aggregate is .

As a verb conflate

is to bring (things) together and fuse (them) into a single entity.

As an adjective conflate

is (biblical criticism) combining elements from multiple versions of the same text.




  • To bring (things) together and fuse (them) into a single entity.
  • To mix together different elements.
  • To fail to properly distinguish or keep separate (things); to treat (them) as equivalent.
  • Synonyms

    * (to bring together) fuse, meld * (mix together) mix, blend, coalesce, commingle, flux, immix, merge


  • (biblical criticism) Combining elements from multiple versions of the same text.
  • * 1999 , Emanuel Tov, The Greek and Hebrew Bible: Collected Essays on the Septuagint :
  • Why the redactor created this conflate version, despite its inconsistencies, is a matter of conjecture.


    (en noun)
  • (biblical criticism) A conflate text, one which conflates multiple version of a text together.
  • References


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    (en noun)
  • A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; something consisting of elements but considered as a whole.(rfex)
  • A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; – in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.(rfex)
  • (mathematics, obsolete) A set (collection of objects).
  • (music) The full chromatic scale of twelve equal tempered pitches.
  • (roofing) Crushed stone, crushed slag or water-worn gravel used for surfacing a built-up roof system.
  • Solid particles of low aspect ratio added to a composite material, as distinguished from the matrix and any fibers or reinforcements, especially the gravel and sand added to concrete. (technical)
  • Synonyms

    * mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars: cluster

    See also

    * twelve-tone technique * serialism


    * DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0130493465, Ch. 6.


    (en adjective)
  • Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective; combined; added up
  • Consisting or formed of smaller objects or parts.
  • Formed into clusters or groups of lobules.
  • aggregate glands.
  • (botany) Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
  • Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
  • United into a common organized mass; said of certain compound animals.
  • Verb

  • To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum.
  • The aggregated soil .
  • To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
  • To amount in the aggregate to.
  • ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels .


    * segregate


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