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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
1970-1975
1970-75; < French intertextualité < inter- inter- + textuel textual + -ité -ity
Related forms
intertextual, adjective
intertextually, adverb

textual

[teks-choo-uh l] /ˈtɛks tʃu əl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a text:
textual errors.
2.
based on or conforming to the text, as of the Scriptures:
a textual interpretation of the Bible.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin textu(s) (see text) + -al1; replacing Middle English textuel < Middle French < Medieval Latin, as above
Related forms
textually, adverb
intertextual, adjective
intertextually, adverb
nontextual, adjective
nontextually, adverb
untextual, adjective
untextually, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for intertextual

textual

/ˈtɛkstjʊəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a text or texts
2.
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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