the quality or condition of being other or different; otherness
Origin of alterityfrom French alterité or Late Latin alteritas from Classical Latin alter, other: see alter
The state of being different, especially with respect to one's perception of one's identity within a culture; otherness.
Origin of alterityFrench altérité otherness Late Latin alteritās Latin alter other ; see al-1 in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural alterities)
- (philosophy, anthropology) Otherness; the entity in contrast to which an identity is constructed.