Definition of Synergy

1. Noun. The working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects.

Exact synonyms: Synergism
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process
Specialized synonyms: Potentiation
Derivative terms: Synergist, Synergistic, Synergistic, Synergetic



Definition of Synergy

1. n. Combined action

Definition of Synergy

1. Noun. Behavior of a system that cannot be predicted by the behavior of its parts. ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) Combined action; the combined healthy action of every organ of a particular system; as, the digestive synergy. ¹

3. Noun. (pharmacology) An interaction between drugs where the effects are stronger than their mere sum. ¹

4. Noun. Benefits resulting from combining two different groups, people, objects or processes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Synergy

1. combined action [n -GIES] : SYNERGIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Synergy

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Literary usage of Synergy

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1. Valuation: Its Nature and Laws, Being an Introduction to the General Theory by Wilbur Marshall Urban (1909)
"The Laws of Social synergy. If the line of reasoning which has led to the formulation of this law is sound, we are justified in concluding—thus far upon ..."

2. A Text-book of Sociology by James Quayle Dealey, Lester Frank Ward (1905)
"True nature of synergy. 198. Illustrated by artificial structures. 199. synergy in the formation of organic structures. 200. ..."

3. Applied Sociology: A Treatise on the Conscious Improvement of Society by Society by Lester Frank Ward (1906)
"Yet to this human action the environment opposes its reaction, and it is this interaction of man and his environment, or synergy* that accomplishes the ..."

4. Pure Sociology: A Treatise on the Origin and Spontaneous Development of Society by Lester Frank Ward (1903)
"I have at last fixed upon the word synergy as the term best adapted to express ... synergy is a synthesis of work, or synthetic work, and this is what is ..."

5. Equilibrium and Vertigo by Isaac Hampshur Jones, Lewis Fisher (1918)
"The cerebellum is essentially a motor organ and is concerned with supplying the necessary synergy for bodily movements. As bodily movements are as a rule ..."

6. Internet and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean by Marcelo Bonilla (2004)
"Creating synergy between research on the social impact of ICTs and political action for equitable development Marcelo Bonilla and Gilles Cliche 1 he ..."

7. Valuation: Its Nature and Laws, Being an Introduction to the General Theory by Wilbur Marshall Urban (1909)
"The Laws of Social synergy. If the line of reasoning which has led to the formulation of this law is sound, we are justified in concluding—thus far upon ..."

8. A Text-book of Sociology by James Quayle Dealey, Lester Frank Ward (1905)
"True nature of synergy. 198. Illustrated by artificial structures. 199. synergy in the formation of organic structures. 200. ..."

9. Applied Sociology: A Treatise on the Conscious Improvement of Society by Society by Lester Frank Ward (1906)
"Yet to this human action the environment opposes its reaction, and it is this interaction of man and his environment, or synergy* that accomplishes the ..."

10. Pure Sociology: A Treatise on the Origin and Spontaneous Development of Society by Lester Frank Ward (1903)
"I have at last fixed upon the word synergy as the term best adapted to express ... synergy is a synthesis of work, or synthetic work, and this is what is ..."

11. Equilibrium and Vertigo by Isaac Hampshur Jones, Lewis Fisher (1918)
"The cerebellum is essentially a motor organ and is concerned with supplying the necessary synergy for bodily movements. As bodily movements are as a rule ..."

12. Internet and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean by Marcelo Bonilla (2004)
"Creating synergy between research on the social impact of ICTs and political action for equitable development Marcelo Bonilla and Gilles Cliche 1 he ..."

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