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intertextuality

[in-ter-teks-choo-al-i-tee]
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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.
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Origin of intertextuality

1970–75; < French intertextualité < inter- inter- + textuel textual + -ité -ity
Related formsin·ter·tex·tu·al, adjectivein·ter·tex·tu·al·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for intertextuality

n.

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

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