noun, plural syn·er·gies.
Origin of 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)
Examples from the Web for synergy
Though King and Malcolm X met only once, Cones demonstrates how they understood and utilized their synergy.
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|DAILY BEAST
Vreeland was a self-admitted believer in “faction”—the synergy between fact and fantasy.
They will share their insight into the synergy of culture and recovery.
The mutual admiration and synergy between the two partners goes even further.
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 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
There are lots of opportunities for synergy within Kodacell: marketing, logistics, even packing materials.Makers|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for synergy
noun plural -gies
Word Origin for synergy
Word Origin and History for synergy
1650s, "cooperation," from Modern Latin synergia, from Greek synergia "joint work, assistance, help," from synergos "working together," related to synergein "work together, help another in work," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)). Meaning "combined activities of a group" is from 1847.