conflate vs flux what difference

what is difference between conflate and flux

English

Etymology

Attested since 1541: borrowed from Latin cōnflātus, from cōnflō (fuse, melt, or blow together); cōn (with, together) + flō (blow).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈfleɪt/, /kɒnˈfleɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kənˈfleɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Verb

conflate (third-person singular simple present conflates, present participle conflating, simple past and past participle conflated)

  1. To bring (things) together and fuse (them) into a single entity.
    Synonyms: fuse, meld
  2. To mix together different elements.
    Synonyms: mix, blend, coalesce, commingle, flux, immix, merge, amalgamate
  3. (by extension) To fail to properly distinguish or keep separate (things); to mistakenly treat (them) as equivalent.
    Synonyms: confuse, mix up, lump together

Related terms

  • conflation

Translations

Adjective

conflate (not comparable)

  1. (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

conflate (plural conflates)

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

References

Anagrams

  • falconet, lactofen

Latin

Verb

cōnflāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cōnflō


English

Etymology

From Old French flux, from Latin fluxus (flow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flʌks/
  • Rhymes: -ʌks

Noun

flux (countable and uncountable, plural fluxes)

  1. The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream.
    • 1730, John Arbuthnot, An Essay Concerning the Nature of Aliments
      By [] the perpetual Flux of the Liquids, a great part of the Liquids is thrown out of the Body.
    • 1991, Mann, H., Fyfe, W., Tazaki, K., & Kerrich, R., Biological Accumulation of Different Chemical Elements by Microorganisms from Yellowstone National Park, USA. Mechanisms And Phylogeny Of Mineralization In Biological Systems, 357-362.
      Investigation of the silica budget for the Upper and Lower Geyser Basins of Yellowstone National Park by Truesdell et al. suggest that the present fluxes of hotspring water and thermal energy may have been continuous for at least the past 10,000 yr.
  2. A state of ongoing change.
    The schedule is in flux at the moment.
    Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux.
    • 1856, Richard Chenevix Trench, On the Death of an Infant
      Her image has escaped the flux of things, / And that same infant beauty that she wore / Is fixed upon her now forevermore.
  3. A chemical agent for cleaning metal prior to soldering or welding.
    It is important to use flux when soldering or oxides on the metal will prevent a good bond.
  4. (physics) The rate of transfer of energy (or another physical quantity) through a given surface, specifically electric flux, magnetic flux.
    That high a neutron flux would be lethal in seconds.
  5. (archaic) A disease which causes diarrhea, especially dysentery.
  6. (archaic) Diarrhea or other fluid discharge from the body.
  7. The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.

Antonyms

  • (state of ongoing change): stasis

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

flux (third-person singular simple present fluxes, present participle fluxing, simple past and past participle fluxed)

  1. (transitive) To use flux on.
    You have to flux the joint before soldering.
  2. (transitive) To melt.
  3. (intransitive) To flow as a liquid.

Related terms

  • fluxion

Adjective

flux (not comparable)

  1. (uncommon) Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
    • a. 1677, Isaac Barrow, “On Contentment”, Sermon XL, in The Theological Works, Volume 2, Clarendon Press, 1818, page 375:
      The flux nature of all things here.

Related terms

  • fluxional

Related terms

  • fluctuant

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin fluxus. Doublet of fluix.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈfluks/

Noun

flux m (plural fluxos)

  1. flow

Related terms

  • fluir

Further reading

  • “flux” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fluxus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fly/

Noun

flux m (plural flux)

  1. flow
  2. flood, flood tide
    Antonym: reflux
  3. (figuratively) flood (an abundance of something)

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “flux” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Old French

Noun

flux m (oblique plural flux, nominative singular flux, nominative plural flux)

  1. diarrhea (rapid passage of fecal matter through the bowels)

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French flux.

Noun

flux n (plural fluxuri)

  1. flow (the flow of the tide)

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from French flux. Doublet of flujo and flojo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfluks/, [ˈfluks]

Noun

flux m (plural fluxes)

  1. (card playing) flush (hand consisting of all cards with the same suit)
  2. (Venezuela, colloquial, Dominican Republic, dated) suit (set of clothes)
    Synonyms: terno, traje

Further reading

  • “flux” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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