- the simultaneous action of separate agencies which, together, have greater total effect than the sum of their individual effects: said esp. of drugs
- the combined or correlated action of different organs or parts of the body, as of muscles working together
Origin of synergismModern Latin synergismus from Classical Greek synergos, working together: see synergy
- Christianity The doctrine that individual salvation is achieved through a combination of human will and divine grace.
Origin of synergismNew Latin synergismus from Greek sunergos working together sun- syn- ergon work ; see werg- in Indo-European roots.