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What does synergism mean?
Synergism is a less common word for synergy, which refers to when an interaction of elements produces an effect that is greater than the effect that would have resulted from simply adding up the effects of each individual element.
In other words, it is what happens when a combination of things produces an effect or result that is said to be “greater than the sum of its parts.”
When you combine things—chemicals, ingredients, people—you often expect these things to interact in a certain way based on what has been included. But when something extra happens, something greater, this is synergism. The word implies that the magic is in the combination, as opposed to in the individual elements themselves.
Synergism is also used in a more specific way in the context of medicine to refer to the cooperation between multiple body parts, such as muscles or nerves, or the interaction of drugs or other stimuli. The things that cooperate in this way can be called synergists. The opposite of this—when parts work against each other—is called antagonism.
The adjective synergistic can be used to describe a combination that produces such an effect or things that work together in this way.
Example: The cooperation between these departments produced a synergism that led to great success.
Where does synergism come from?
The first records of the word synergism come from around 1760. It ultimately comes from the Greek synerg(ós), meaning “working together,” from syn-, “together,” and + érg(on), “work.” The root érg(on) is also the basis of words like energy and ergonomics. The suffix -ism can be used in nouns to indicate an action, process, or result.
Synergism is usually used in the context of things or people working together successfully. It can be used in all kinds of contexts, but its synonym synergy is more common in general contexts. In medicine, synergism often refers to the successful cooperation of muscles or medications.
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How is synergism used in real life?
Synergism can mean the same thing as the general sense of synergy, but it is much less commonly used. Synergism is also used in scientific and medical contexts.
Synergism between sports medicine, S&C, and sport vital to athlete development. We use a power profile (bottom) to track and target outcomes. Get to @AlabamaFTBL and sports med shows us a graphic they have been using (top). Yeah I see great collaborations ahead with @makennahsdad pic.twitter.com/Kqeix3CJtj
— Matt Rhea, PhD (@MattRheaPhD) March 7, 2020
Today's shout-out to #WomeninSTEM goes to Ana Oliveira for her intriguing paper in Frontiers in #Microbiology showing synergism between #phage and #honey against #Escherchia coli #biofilms. https://t.co/49mtCfHEr6 #AMR
— Steffanie Strathdee, PhD 🗡️ 🦠Superbug Slayer🗡️ (@chngin_the_wrld) December 26, 2017
Synergism between nutrients and drugs. A new frontier in nutrition and health https://t.co/XjJQcn5J8b
— Josep M Del Bas (@JosepMDelBas1) July 13, 2018
Try using synergism!
Which of the following words is LEAST likely to be used to describe an effect that is said to be the result of synergism
How to use synergism in a sentence
So, the old Buddhism prior to Shinran taught a phase of synergism, or the union of faith and works.The Religions of Japan|William Elliot Griffis
In fact, dissimilarity of action is a cause of combination, an essential of synergism.
But always—always the synergism, syndrome, or whatever you want to call it, is the same.
I had observed and recorded that particular synergism and had every confidence in the results.