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What does synergistic mean?
Synergistic is used to describe things that produce, result from, or otherwise involve synergy. The word synergy 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, synergy 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 synergy. Describing something as synergistic implies that the magic is in the combination, as opposed to in the individual elements themselves.
Synergistic can be used to describe a combination that produces such an effect or things that work together in this way. It’s often used generally to describe things that work well together. A food critic might say that a particular dish is delicious due to its synergistic mixture of ingredients. A synergistic approach is one that incorporates different elements or groups to work together.
Synergy is also used in a more specific way in the context of medicine to refer to the cooperation of multiple body parts, such as muscles or nerves. It can also refer to the interaction of drugs or other stimuli. The things that cooperate in this way can be called synergists and their actions or effects can be described as synergistic.
Example: The synergistic cooperation between these departments has led to great success.
Where does synergistic come from?
The first records of the word synergistic come from the early 1800s. 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 -istic is used to form adjectives.
Synergistic is usually used in the context of things or people working together in a special, almost magical way. It can be used in all kinds of contexts. Describing something as synergistic often means that it has an intangible quality that’s produced by a combination that is said to be “greater than the sum of its parts.”
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What are some other forms of synergistic?
- synergistically (adverb)
- synergy (noun)
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How is synergistic used in real life?
Synergistic is typically used in a positive way in the discussion of things or people coming together to produce something great.
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''Health professionals and civil society should unite a broad coalition and call on governments to enact a more synergistic #STAX approach.''
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Resistance training is as effective as aerobic training in improving cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with heart disease; combining the two types of training has a synergistic effect #liftforlife https://t.co/kUe99iItez
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Which of the following words is LEAST likely to be used to describe an effect that is said to be synergistic?
How to use synergistic in a sentence
These properties minimize the suit’s unintentional interference with the body’s natural biomechanics and allow for more synergistic interaction with the wearer.
The synergistic effect of these compounds when ingested is pain relief, digestive support, skin health, and numerous other benefits.The founder of wellness startup Mab & Stoke on the growth of ‘pay what you can’ options during the pandemic|Rachel King|September 20, 2020|Fortune
The epigenetic test can be applied to genetically modified palm varieties for a synergistic effect, but—important for many consumers and environmentalists—it provides major benefits on the non-GMO clones as well.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
It fills a void and feeds a hunger for something that is not shrouded in statistics, task forces, and synergistic partnerships.
All these actions can add a synergistic spark to enliven your kisses.
Such a spirit should also have been manifested in the so-called Synergistic controversy, which caused Melanchthon great trouble.
The actual Synergistic controversy did not arise until after the Leipzig Interim.
Rapid Dominance will not be service-unique and requires a synergistic approach from planning to execution.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
The Synergistic Controversy considered the relations of divine grace and human liberty.