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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
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Contemporary definitions for intertextuality
noun

the whole network of relations, conventions, and expectations by which the text is defined; the relationship between texts

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