[in-ter-teks-choo-al-i-tee] /ˌɪn tərˌtɛks tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/

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.

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

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


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