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Definition of "synergy" [syn•er•gy]

  • The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects. (noun)
  • Cooperative interaction among groups, especially among the acquired subsidiaries or merged parts of a corporation, that creates an enhanced combined effect. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "synergy" in a sentence
  • "A good example, IMHO, of the book experience and film experience working in synergy is L.A. Confidential."
  • "There are answers to commonly-asked questions; suggestionsabout how to get started, and why to blog at all; a section on “humor”, by a veteran blogger; and a discussion of tools other than blogging to get your message across, including how these tools can work in synergy with blogging."
  • "In all seriousness, the goal of work-life synergy is a much kinder and gentler goal for us because each and every day is different."