1The quality or use of language characteristic of written works as opposed to spoken usage: philosophical texts should be interpreted with careful attention to their textuality
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- He opens the poem with an idea that is typical of Borges on the library-like textuality of the world.
- His book celebrates the textuality of history, the narrativity of historical narration.
- He cannot reconcile his self-experience with his asserted self-identity because he constitutes himself in the terms of a textuality that he cannot contain.
2Strict adherence to a text; textualism.
- The overlapping areas in which biblical scholars can cooperate with the postcolonial agenda include: race, nation, translation, mission, textuality, spirituality, representation.
- Literature subjects at [this university] have synergised with Media and have a common basis in different approaches to textuality, to reading texts, and theorising the place of texts in society.
- The contest between visuality and textuality incarnates the interplay between the political and the aesthetic, between justice and pleasure, truth and beauty.
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