Definition of synergy in English:

synergy

(also synergism)

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

/ˈsinərjē//ˈsɪnərdʒi/