noun al·ter·i·ty \l-ˈter-ə-tē, -ˈte-rə-\

Definition of ALTERITY

:  otherness; specifically :  the quality or state of being radically alien to the conscious self or a particular cultural orientation

Origin of ALTERITY

Late Latin alteritat-, alteritas, from alter
First Known Use: 1642


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