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