the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc.; synergism.
Physiology, Medicine/Medical. the cooperative action of two or more muscles, nerves, or the like.
Biochemistry, Pharmacology. the cooperative action of two or more stimuli or drugs.
- syn·er·gic [si-nur-jik], /sɪˈnɜr dʒɪk/, adjective
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How to use synergy in a sentence
A not infrequent accompaniment is a shrug of one or both shoulders, due to synergic contraction of the trapezius.Tics and Their Treatment | Henry Meigne
British Dictionary definitions for synergy
Also called: synergism the potential ability of individual organizations or groups to be more successful or productive as a result of a merger
another name for synergism (def. 1)
- synergic (sɪˈnɜːdʒɪk), adjective
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