- The definition of synergy is two or more things working together in order to create something that is bigger or greater than the sum of their individual efforts.
When an actor and a great director work together to create a movie that is more amazing than would have happened if each had worked separately, this is an example of synergy.
synergy definition by Webster's New World
- combined or cooperative action or force
Origin: Modern Latin synergia ; from Classical Greek joint work ; from synergein, to work together ; from syn-, together plush ergon, work
- synergic adjective
synergy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. syn·er·gies
- The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.
- Cooperative interaction among groups, especially among the acquired subsidiaries or merged parts of a corporation, that creates an enhanced combined effect.
Origin: From Greek sunergiā, cooperation, from sunergos, working together; see synergism.
synergy - Business Definition
synergy - Computer Definition
The enhanced result of two or more people, groups or organizations working together. In other words, one and one equals three! It comes from the Greek "synergia," which means joint work and cooperative action. The word is used quite often to mean that combining forces produces a better product. However, in the field of software development, synergy is not the result. In many cases, the more people assigned to a programming job, the more the quality suffers. See Freedman's law.
synergy - Investment & Finance Definition
The positive gain associated with the benefits of a merger or acquisition. Synergies may be either in the form of selling opportunities (because greater product offerings are available) or in the form of costs savings.
synergy - Medical Definition