Blur vs Conflate - What's the difference?

blur | conflate |


As verbs the difference between blur and conflate

is that blur is to make indistinct or hazy, to obscure or dim while conflate is to bring (things) together and fuse (them) into a single entity.

As nouns the difference between blur and conflate

is that blur is a smear, smudge or blot while conflate is (biblical criticism) a conflate text, one which conflates multiple version of a text together.

As an adjective conflate is

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

blur

English

(wikipedia blur)

Verb

  • To make indistinct or hazy, to obscure or dim.
  • to blur a photograph by moving the camera while taking it
  • To smear, stain or smudge.
  • to blur a manuscript by handling it while damp
  • To become indistinct.
  • To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.
  • * J. R. Drake
  • Her eyes are blurred with the lightning's glare.
  • To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.
  • * Hudibras
  • Sarcasms may eclipse thine own, / But cannot blur my lost renown.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A smear, smudge or blot
  • Something that appears hazy or indistinct
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=26 citation , passage=Maccario, it was evident, did not care to take the risk of blundering upon a picket, and a man led them by twisting paths until at last the hacienda rose blackly before them. Appleby could see it dimly, a blur of shadowy buildings with the ridge of roof parapet alone cutting hard and sharp against the clearing sky.}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=June 29 , author=Kevin Mitchell , title=Roger Federer back from Wimbledon 2012 brink to beat Julien Benneteau , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=The fightback when it came was in the Federer fashion: unfussy, filled with classy strokes from the back with perfectly timed interventions at the net that confounded his opponent. The third set passed in a bit of a blur , the fourth, which led to the second tie-break, was the most dramatic of the match. }}
  • (obsolete) A moral stain or blot.
  • * Udall
  • Lest she will with her railing set a great blur on mine honesty and good name.

    Derived terms

    * motion blur

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    conflate

    English

    Verb

    (conflat)
  • 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

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (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.

    Noun

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