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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Example sentences
It's a delicate interplay that takes place every day, in every interaction, for
  years.
The interplay of salty cheese, rosemary, and pungent onion makes this pizza
  bold and flavorful.
Experience the interplay between poetry and visual art at this evening event.
The subject is the interplay between cost and quality.
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