[ in-ter-teks-choo-al-i-tee ]

  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

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

Other words from intertextuality

  • in·ter·tex·tu·al, adjective
  • in·ter·tex·tu·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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