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[in-ter-ri-ley-shuh n]
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  1. reciprocal relation.
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Origin of interrelation

First recorded in 1840–50; inter- + relation
Related formsin·ter·re·la·tion·ship, noun
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Related Words for interrelation

affair, marriage, exchange, communication, accord, rapport, liaison, contact, link, tie, relation, comparison, resemblance, relationship, closeness, coincidence, connection, affinity, harmony, analogy

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Historical Examples of interrelation

  • That is the image under which the interrelation of minds presents itself to me.

    First and Last Things

    H. G. Wells

  • At the same time we must not overestimate the closeness of this interrelation.

  • This must of necessity be so, due to the interrelation of attention and neglect.

    How to Teach

    George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy

  • The interrelation seems as close as we care to look, until we are in danger of seeing no woods for the trees.

  • The moving picture industry—said to be the third largest in the world—is based largely on this interrelation.

    How to Analyze People on Sight

    Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict

Word Origin and History for interrelation


1848, from inter- + relation.

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