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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conflation \Con*fla"tion\, n. [L. conflatio.] 1. A blowing together, as of many instruments in a concert, or of many fires in a foundry. [R.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. a fusing together; merger of two or more things or ideas into one. [PJC]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

conflation Combining or blending of two or more versions of a text; confusion or mixing up. Conflation algorithms are used in databases. [Any specific technical meaning?] (1996-04-14)