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intertextuality

[in-ter-teks-choo-al-i-tee] /ˌɪn tərˌtɛks tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the interrelationship between texts, especially works of literature; the way that similar or related texts influence, reflect, or differ from each other:
the intertextuality between two novels with the same setting.
Origin of intertextuality
1970-1975
1970-75; < French intertextualité < inter- inter- + textuel textual + -ité -ity
Related forms
intertextual, adjective
intertextually, adverb
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Contemporary definitions for intertextuality
noun

the area between the land and sea that is covered by water at high tide and uncovered at low tide.

Examples

The intertidal zone is where the sea meets the land, the area between high tide and low tide.

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Word Origin and History for intertextuality
n.

by 1974, from inter- + textuality (see textual). Related: Intertextual.

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