synergic

synergy

[sin-er-jee]
noun, plural synergies.
1.
the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc.; synergism.
2.
Physiology, Medicine/Medical. the cooperative action of two or more muscles, nerves, or the like.
3.
Biochemistry, Pharmacology. the cooperative action of two or more stimuli or drugs.

Origin:
1650–60; < Neo-Latin synergia < Greek synergía, equivalent to synerg(ós) (see synergism) + -ia -y3

synergic [si-nur-jik] , adjective

“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)
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synergy (ˈsɪnədʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  Also called: synergism the potential ability of individual organizations or groups to be more successful or productive as a result of a merger
2.  another name for synergism
 
[C19: from New Latin synergia, from Greek sunergos; see synergism]
 
synergic
 
adj

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synergy
1660, "cooperation," from Mod.L. synergia, from Gk. synergia "joint work, assistance, help," from synergos "working together," related to synergein "work together, help another in work," from syn- "together" + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)). Meaning "combined activities of a group" is from 1847.
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synergic syn·er·gic (sĭ-nûr'jĭk)
adj.
Synergistic.

synergy syn·er·gy (sĭn'ər-jē)
n.
The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.

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