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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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Examples from the Web for interrelationship

Historical Examples

  • To a good operator there is no interrelationship that cannot be uncovered.

    The K-Factor

    Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)

  • This would indicate relationship, but not interrelationship.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

  • A reconciliation and proof of the interrelationship between the Mystical and the Concrete.

    The Ethical Engineer

    Henry Maxwell Dempsey

  • Above all, we have made the American people conscious of their interrelationship and their interdependence.

  • The interrelationship between these various meteorological enterprises was not long in becoming apparent.

Word Origin and History for interrelationship


1861, from interrelation + -ship.

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1848, from inter- + relation.

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