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intertextuality

[ in-ter-teks-choo-al-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn tərˌtɛks tʃuˈæl ɪ ti /
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noun

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.

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Origin of intertextuality

1970–75; <French intertextualité<inter-inter- + textueltextual + -ité-ity

OTHER WORDS FROM intertextuality

in·ter·tex·tu·al, adjectivein·ter·tex·tu·al·ly, adverb
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