1. A has a bearing on B.
  2. B has a bearing on A.

Now I want to say the above 2 sentences in the following single sentence:

A and B are ------ .

I thought about words such as "interrelated" or "interconnected", but they are basically about "relation" or "connection", while "bearing" has a nuance of "affecting" or "influencing".

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    Why exactly does bearing mean in your example? Commented Nov 2, 2018 at 6:53
  • @michael.hor257k a relation of affecting or having an influence.
    – Sasan
    Commented Nov 2, 2018 at 6:55
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    You are providing a dictionary definition. I asked about your specific use. Currently your question is too abstract to answer comfortably. Commented Nov 2, 2018 at 6:58
  • @michael.hor257k I find it clear enough and complete.
    – Kris
    Commented Nov 2, 2018 at 8:08
  • @Kris Good for you. Why should I care? Commented Nov 2, 2018 at 8:10

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One such word implying "both having an influence on each other" is correlated.

A and B are correlated .



past participle correlated

1. [verb] If one thing correlates with another, there is a close similarity or connection between them, often because one thing causes the other. You can also say that two things correlate.

At the highest executive levels, earnings and performance aren't always correlated.

COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


1 Have a mutual relationship or connection, in which one thing affects or depends on another.

‘the study found that success in the educational system correlates highly with class’


meta: Off the top of my head (and looking at it from the other perspective), for the time being:

interdependent (ODOL)

‘In addition, there are some interdependent relationships between flower and pollinator sizes.’

That is, each influences the other; each is a factor for the other.

Note that dependence need not mean one cannot exist without the other but that one is influenced/ affected by the other.

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