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synergistic

[sin-er-jis-tik]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling synergy: a synergistic effect.
  2. Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology. acting as a synergist; producing synergism; interacting.
  3. Theology. of or relating to theological synergism or synergists.
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Origin of synergistic

Related formssyn·er·gis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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synergistic

synergetic (ˌsɪnəˈdʒɛtɪk)

adjective
  1. acting together
  2. (of people, groups, or companies) working together in a creative, innovative, and productive manner
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Derived Formssynergistically or synergetically, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Greek sunergētikos, from syn- + -ergētikos, from ergon work; see energy
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Word Origin and History for synergistic

adj.

1818 in theology; 1876 in medicine, from synergist + -ic. Related: Synergistically.

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synergistic in Medicine

synergistic

(sĭn′ər-jĭstĭk)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to synergy or a synergist.
  2. Producing or capable of producing synergy.
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