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intertextuality

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

Definition of INTERTEXTUALITY

:  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 \-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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