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in·ter·play

 (ĭn′tər-plā′)
n.
Reciprocal action and reaction; interaction.
intr.v. in·ter·played, in·ter·play·ing, in·ter·plays
To act or react on each other; interact.
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interplay

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

(n. ˈɪn tərˌpleɪ; v. also ˌɪn tərˈpleɪ)
n.
1. reciprocal relationship, action, or influence.
v.i.
2. to exert influence on each other.
[1860–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interplay - reciprocal action and reaction
interaction - a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting
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interplay

noun interaction, give-and-take, reciprocity, reciprocation, meshing the interplay between the entertainer and the public
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Translations

interplay

[ˈɪntəpleɪ] Ninteracción f
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interplay

[ˈɪntərpleɪ] n (= interaction) → interaction f
the interplay of social, political and economic factors → l'interaction des facteurs sociaux, politiques et économiques
the interplay between → l'interaction entre
I am interested in the interplay between practical and theoretical linguistics → Je m'intéresse à l'interaction entre linguistique pratique et théorique.
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interplay

nZusammenspiel nt
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interplay

[ˈɪntəˌpleɪ] ninterazione f
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A strange persuasion came upon me, that, save for the grossness of the line, the grotesqueness of the forms, I had here before me the whole balance of human life in miniature, the whole interplay of instinct, reason, and fate in its simplest form.
The interplay of ideas and the oblique uses of knowledge are often of extraordinary interest.
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He was a brilliant character dancer, sometimes looking oddly like the young Leonide Massine, and I shall always remember him in the title role of Petrouchka (he was actually the first Petrouchka I ever saw--Michael Kidd was the second!--and he remains one of the best) and as a gum-chewing Hermes in David Lichine's Helen of Troy (1942), as well as inimitably in his own ballets Fancy Free (1944) and Interplay (1945).
Viewed from a distance, the constantly changing interplay between the disparate elements of the superstructure is held together by the discipline of the podium.
The image/text interplay seems to propose the following admonition: You cannot name me, and therefore you cannot anchor me to a predetermined social or psychological type.
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However varied physically, the seven dancers who work with Zappala on a regular basis succeed in achieving a significant degree of stylistic cohesion owing to their harmonious interplay. Manuela Maugeri, Kia Gustafson, and Ernesto Forni were especially notable.