intertextuality [in-ter-teks-choo- al-i-tee] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for intertextuality on Thesaurus.com 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 Related forms in·ter·tex·tu·al, adjective in·ter·tex·tu·al·ly, adverb of or relating to a text: textual errors. based on or conforming to the text, as of the Scriptures: a textual interpretation of the Bible. Origin of textual 1350–1400; Middle English
Medieval Latin textu(s
Middle English textuel
Related forms tex·tu·al·ly, adverb in·ter·tex·tu·al, adjective in·ter·tex·tu·al·ly, adverb non·tex·tu·al, adjective non·tex·tu·al·ly, adverb un·tex·tu·al, adjective un·tex·tu·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for intertextual Contemporary Examples As Selah talks to Mora, the two embark on a kind of intertextual journey. British Dictionary definitions for intertextual of or relating to a text or texts based on or conforming to a text Derived Forms textually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for intertextual textual adj.
late 14c., from Latin
textus (see text) + -al (1). Related: Textually. intertextuality n.
by 1974, from
inter- + textuality (see textual). Related: Intertextual.
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