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otherness; the quality of being radically alien to the conscious self; a particular cultural orientation
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n. pl. al·ter·i·ties
The state of being different, especially with respect to one's perception of one's identity within a culture; otherness.
[French altérité, otherness, Late Latin alteritās, Latin alter, other; see al- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Philosophy) the quality of being different
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