inter-play

interplay

[n. in-ter-pley; v. in-ter-pley, in-ter-pley]
noun
1.
reciprocal relationship, action, or influence: the interplay of plot and character.
verb (used without object)
2.
to exert influence on each other.

Origin:
1860–65; inter- + play

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interplay (ˈɪntəˌpleɪ)
 
n
reciprocal and mutual action and reaction, as in circumstances, events, or personal relations

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interplay
1862, from inter- + play. "Reciprocal play," thus "free interaction."
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