alterity

alterity
noun Etymology: Late Latin alteritat-, alteritas, from alter Date: 1642 otherness; specifically the quality or state of being radically alien to the conscious self or a particular cultural orientation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Alterity — Al*ter i*ty, n. [F. alt[ e]rit[ e].] The state or quality of being other; a being otherwise. [R.] [1913 Webster] For outness is but the feeling of otherness (alterity) rendered intuitive, or alterity visually represented. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • alterity — [ôl ter′ə tē] n. the quality or condition of being other or different; otherness …   English World dictionary

  • alterity — noun A philosophical and anthropological term for the other. Cultural alterity is the process by which societies and cultures exclude particular people on account of their otherness …   Wiktionary

  • alterity — al•ter•i•ty [[t]ɔlˈtɛr ɪ ti[/t]] n. the quality or state of being different or feeling alienated from those around you; otherness: His book is a reflection on alterity and identity in school aged immigrants[/ex] • Etymology: [1640 45] …   From formal English to slang

  • alterity — n. diversity; state of being different; state or quality of being other …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alterity — [al tɛrɪti, ɒl ] noun formal the state of being other or different. Origin C17: from late L. alteritas, from alter other …   English new terms dictionary

  • alterity — al·ter·i·ty …   English syllables

  • alterity —   n. state of being different …   Dictionary of difficult words

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