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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

intertextualities

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

intertextual

play \-ˈteks-chə-wəl\ adjective

intertextually

adverb


Origin and Etymology of intertextuality

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


First Known Use: 1975


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