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syn·er·gy

 (sĭn′ər-jē)
n. pl. syn·er·gies
1. The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.
2. Cooperative interaction among groups, especially among the acquired subsidiaries or merged parts of a corporation, that creates an enhanced combined effect.
3. An instance of either such interaction.

[From Greek sunergiā, cooperation, from sunergos, working together; see synergism.]
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synergy

(ˈsɪnədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. (Economics) Also called: synergism the potential ability of individual organizations or groups to be more successful or productive as a result of a merger
2. (Physiology) another name for synergism1
[C19: from New Latin synergia, from Greek sunergos; see synergism]
synergic adj
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syn•er•gy

(ˈsɪn ər dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
combined action or functioning; synergism.
[1650–60; < New Latin synergia < Greek synergía=synerg(ós) (see synergism) + -ia -y3]
syn•er•gic (sɪˈnɜr dʒɪk) adj.
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synergism, synergy

the joint action of agents, as drugs, that, taken together, produce a greater effect than the sum of their individual effects. — synergistic, adj.
See also: Drugs
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synergy - the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
potentiation - (medicine) the synergistic effect of two drugs given simultaneously
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synergy

noun
Joint work toward a common end:
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Translations
synergia

synergy

[ˈsɪnədʒɪ] Nsinergia f
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synergy

[ˈsɪnərdʒi] nsynergie f
the synergies gained from the merger → les synergies dégagées par la fusion
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synergy

nSynergie f; synergy effectSynergieeffekt m
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synergy

n sinergia
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These effects can appear as positive or negative synergisms. If the specific numbers of related response sets are selected, the synergism (positive or negative) results will enhance the individual effect of each response.
On the other hand, the project complements and looks for synergisms with a similar on-going intervention financed by the Dutch Cooperation through the Netherlands Representative Office (NRO).
The results presented in Figure 2 suggest a groundbreaking development regarding the confirmation of synergisms, since they indicate that the LA + COD association increased the mean duration of the sensitive block 2.6-fold in comparison with LA alone (Figure 3).
"The university has been engaged in energy and environment research for several years and plans to continue this vibrant research, drawing on the synergisms that will exist between Texas A&M at Qatar and QEERI," he stated.
Thus, our investigations provide an important baseline for the design of further experimental studies and clinical trials to investigate the effects of individual compounds and potential synergisms in ALL.
Participants recommended that interdisciplinary, coordinated research efforts should be focused to capitalize on the important potential synergisms between efforts to reduce the adverse human health effects linked to exposures to combustion by-products and broader efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy through efficiency.