Etymology
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synergy (n.)

1650s, "cooperation," from Modern Latin synergia, from Greek synergia "joint work, a working together, cooperation; assistance, help," from synergos "working together," related to synergein "work together, help another in work," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + ergon "work" (from PIE root *werg- "to do"). Meaning "combined activities of a group" is from 1847; sense of "advanced effectiveness as a result of cooperation" is from 1957.

updated on April 20, 2017

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Definitions of synergy from WordNet

synergy (n.)
the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects;
Synonyms: synergism
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