betweenhood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From between +‎ -hood. Compare German Zwischenheit (betweenness).

Noun[edit]

betweenhood (uncountable)

  1. The state or condition of being between or in-between; intermediate condition; betweenness.
    • 2000, Susan Youens, Hugo Wolf and his Mörike songs:
      Mörike, writes one scholar, is situated historically in a state of Zwischenheit, or “betweenhood”; [...]
  2. That which is between or in-between; anything intermediate.
    • 2004, Anne Freadman, The machinery of talk: Charles Peirce and the sign hypothesis:
      This fence, this gap, this indeterminate betweenhood, is the discursive condition of semiotics, as the semiotic is the condition of all conversation.