synergy

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek συνεργία (sunergía, joint work, assistance, help), from συνεργός (sunergós, working together), from σύν (sún, together) + ἔργον (érgon, work).

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synergy (plural synergies)

  1. Behavior of a system that cannot be predicted by the behavior of its parts.
  2. (medicine) Combined action; the combined healthy action of every organ of a particular system; as, the digestive synergy.
  3. (pharmacology) An interaction between drugs where the effects are stronger than their mere sum.
  4. Benefits resulting from combining two different groups, people, objects or processes.

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  • Synergy is frequently dismissed as business jargon.

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