metanarrative

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metanarrative (ˈmɛtəˌnærətɪv)
 
n
(in postmodernist literary theory) a narrative about a narrative or narratives
 
[C20: from meta- + narrative]

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Main Entry:  metanarrative
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any story told to justify another story, esp. involving artifice; a story about oneself that provides a view of one's experiences
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