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
So there’s this kind of happy sort of synergy between technology progress and our great ability to tell stories.PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan on expanding the brand, and the far-off future of VR | Gene Park | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
The integration is on track while “synergies” are ahead of forecast.‘Too big to ignore’: Future estimates profits of nearly $110 million this year | Lucinda Southern | September 8, 2020 | Digiday
Taxi can get a lot more from its synergies with other Yandex businesses.Yandex spins out self-driving car unit from its Uber JV, invests $150M into new co | Ingrid Lunden | September 4, 2020 | TechCrunch
The talent and creativity on TikTok is unlike any other platform, and we see a lot of synergy between our values and the freedom of self-expression there.The founders of skin care startup Starface on normalizing uncomfortable conversations | Rachel King | August 31, 2020 | Fortune
I do believe that the key for people who are trying to create this synergy around environmentalism, climate change, and racism, is to organize your issues into something that’s actionable.Uncharted Power’s Jessica O. Matthews has a plan to revive America’s crumbling infrastructure | Brooke Henderson | August 23, 2020 | Fortune
Phil Jackson, to be clear, will not be joining in on this merry bit of corporate synergy.The Knicks Aren't a Sports Team. They're a Reality Show, and Phil Jackson is Their Latest Star. | Robert Silverman | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Though King and Malcolm X met only once, Cones demonstrates how they understood and utilized their synergy.
It became clear there was a lot of potential synergy and that a partnership made a lot of sense.Mark McKinnon: Why I’m Working With Hillary Clinton Now | Mark McKinnon | June 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And it seemed that alcohol and tobacco worked together in toxic synergy to produce the malignancy.Michael Douglas Says Cunnilingus Caused His Oral Cancer. Really?! | Kent Sepkowitz | June 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
By the time Cerf died, in 1971, he realized to his regret that synergy was a siren that had swallowed him whole.Why Random and Penguin Must Merge—And When They Almost Did | Gayle Feldman | November 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In each moment of our life we entertain some purpose, and to this purpose the synergy of our actions is directed.Tragic Sense Of Life | Miguel de Unamuno
There are lots of opportunities for synergy within Kodacell: marketing, logistics, even packing materials.Makers | Cory Doctorow
There is a synergy between their movements and their muscular contractions and the forthcoming paranormal movements.Metapsychical Phenomena | J. Maxwell
It is, and we must coin a word to express it, a social "synergy" that is wanted.The Cult of Incompetence | Emile Faguet
On several occasions we have remarked a synergy of function, head and eyes moving upward in unison.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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