intertextuality

noun
in·​ter·​tex·​tu·​al·​i·​ty | \ ˌin-tər-ˌteks-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē How to pronounce intertextuality (audio) \
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 How to pronounce intertextuality (audio) \ adjective
intertextually adverb

First Known Use of intertextuality

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for intertextuality

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

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20 Jan 2021

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“Intertextuality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intertextuality. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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