intertextuality

noun
in·ter·tex·tu·al·i·ty | \ ˌin-tər-ˌteks-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē \
plural intertextualities

Definition of intertextuality 

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

Other words from intertextuality

intertextual \ˌin-tər-ˈteks-chə-wəl \ adjective
intertextually adverb

First Known Use of intertextuality

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for intertextuality

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

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