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[ noun in-ter-pley; verb in-ter-pley, in-ter-pley ]


  1. reciprocal relationship, action, or influence:

    the interplay of plot and character.

verb (used without object)

  1. to exert influence on each other.


/ ˈɪntəˌpleɪ /


  1. reciprocal and mutual action and reaction, as in circumstances, events, or personal relations

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Word History and Origins

Origin of interplay1

First recorded in 1860–65; inter- + play

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Example Sentences

Their result provides mathematicians with a new understanding of the interplay between order and randomness in graphs, which are of fundamental interest in mathematics.

The critical point is the interplay and sync between oscillations.

In the new study, Winkelmann and her colleagues simulated how future temperature increases can lead to changes across Antarctica in the interplay between ice, oceans, atmosphere and land.

This year, it rolled out a subscriber-only newsletter for eager Economist fans, delving into how each Economist cover is chosen, exposing the interplay between editors and cover designers.

From Digiday

John Coates probably knows more than anyone else about the interplay between hormones and financial markets.

From Quartz

Miller is at his best delineating the interplay of technology, commerce, and culture.

Well, it has to do with the unique interplay between rock, water, and people aggressively seeking insurance claims.

“FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” contains a fun vocal interplay between Jay-Z and Rick Ross reminiscent of the Reasonable Doubt days.

In school, we are made to understand the interplay of these distinct and understandable elements.

And the sensual vocal interplay between Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim is still the best in the game.

This constant interplay of the one life between teacher and students will draw them ever nearer to each other.

Here, then, we already find a mutual interplay between ideas of human and conceptions of animal ancestors.

And there is a constant interplay going on between the various parts of the body.

You are resolved that your course should dramatise the whole play and interplay of force and matter.

One is impressed by the striking interplay of emotion with sheer nature.


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