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synergy

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noun, syn·er·gy \ˈsi-nər-jē\

Simple Definition of synergy

  • : the increased effectiveness that results when two or more people or businesses work together

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of synergy

plural synergies

  1. 1 :  synergism; broadly :  combined action or operation

  2. 2 :  a mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct business participants or elements (as resources or efforts)

Examples of synergy in a sentence

  1. A synergy has developed among the different groups working on this project.

  2. two companies that have found synergy



Origin of synergy

New Latin synergia, from Greek synergos working together


First Known Use: 1660


Medical Dictionary

synergy

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noun syn·er·gy \ˈsin-ər-jē\

Medical Definition of synergy

plural synergies




Learn More about synergy

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "synergy"


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