Definition of synergy in English:

synergy

(also synergism)

noun

mass noun
  • The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.

    ‘the synergy between artist and record company’
    • ‘If these drugs show synergy, they may be used in combination in the future.’
    • ‘Herbalists often claim that the admixture of multiple constituents leads to synergism between the active moieties.’
    • ‘We must continue to develop policies that contribute to the continued synergy of all forces.’
    • ‘We have found few data on synergy between different treatments.’
    • ‘That synergy has produced fresh looks at everything from seasonal plantings to websites.’
    • ‘The mechanisms involved in the synergism and antagonism are currently unknown and deserve extensive investigation.’
    • ‘You have the right support, cooperation and synergy in the work place to achieve goals.’
    • ‘It would have been very desirable to take a very hard look at what synergy the merger might realistically achieve.’
    • ‘They saw the potential of our business synergy and introduced me to key decision makers of the company.’
    • ‘The concept that synergism or interaction of chemicals is possible is not considered in the risk-assessment models.’
    • ‘As in that case, the greater effects of synergy usually arise for the smaller companies.’
    • ‘These again need to be clarified, and they need to be designed so that there is synergy rather than uncoordinated effort.’
    • ‘This provides for more synergy and becomes another part of our ongoing training.’
    • ‘The forecast for each of the firms does not take account of the synergies from combining the three companies.’
    • ‘If you're a serious trainer, you have to be concerned with nutritional synergy.’
    • ‘The sickle-cell findings also showed that there is synergism of innate resistance and acquired immunity.’
    • ‘Hopefully, this will create added synergy when combined with what we and the team learned from the race last year.’
    • ‘As the last few years have gone past, it came down, really, to the biggest synergy being in the lab.’
    • ‘It makes sense to build health networks that encourage synergies between agencies, even when philosophies differ.’
    • ‘We really believe there is tremendous synergy between enterprise and the carrier.’
    collaboration, working together, joint action, combined effort, teamwork, mutual support, partnership, coopetition, coordination, liaison, association, unity, concurrence, concord, accord, understanding, give and take, compromise
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek sunergos ‘working together’, from sun- ‘together’ + ergon ‘work’.

Pronunciation

synergy

/ˈsɪnədʒi/