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From French différance(deferral) (coined in this sense by Derrida), from différer(to postpone); but punning on différence(difference).

NounEdit

différance ‎(uncountable)

  1. (literary theory, linguistics) The endless deferral of any ultimate meaning in a word or sentence, owing to the necessity of recourse to a potentially infinite series of other, equally uncertain words or signs.

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