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intertextuality

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noun in·ter·tex·tu·al·i·ty \-ˌteks-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē\

Definition of intertextuality

plural in·ter·tex·tu·al·i·ties

  1. :  the complex interrelationship between a text and other texts taken as basic to the creation or interpretation of the text

in·ter·tex·tu·al play \-ˈteks-chə-wəl\ adjective
in·ter·tex·tu·al·ly adverb


Origin of intertextuality

French intertextualité, from inter- + textuel textual + -ité -ity


First Known Use: 1975


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