[ sin-er-jee ]
/ ˈsɪn ər dʒi /
noun, plural syn·er·gies.
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.
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Origin of synergy
OTHER WORDS FROM synergysyn·er·gic [si-nur-jik] /sɪˈnɜr dʒɪk/, adjective
Quotations related to synergy
- "Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts."-Ray French, Charlotte Rayner, Gary Rees, Sally Rumbles, et al. Organizational Behaviour (2008)
- "A designed beauty of synergy is that it serves only to add, never subtract."-Barb Rententbach Synergy (2009)
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Example sentences from the Web for synergic
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 synergic
/ (ˈsɪnədʒɪ) /
noun plural -gies
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)
Derived forms of synergysynergic (sɪˈnɜːdʒɪk), adjective
Word Origin for synergy
C19: from New Latin synergia, from Greek sunergos; see synergism
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Medical definitions for synergic (1 of 2)
[ sĭ-nûr′jĭk ]
Medical definitions for synergic (2 of 2)
[ sĭn′ər-jē ]
The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.
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