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synergy

syn·er·gy

synergy

 
 
pronunciation:
sI nr ji
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part of speech: noun
inflections: synergies
definition 1: the combined action or power of two or more things.
The drugs are best taken together because their synergy is what makes them particularly effective in fighting the disease.
definition 2: synergism.
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The word synergy contains the following parts:
syn- Greek prefix that means with, together with
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The prefix "syn- " occurs in Greek loanwords and attaches to Greek roots. It has several forms, as the final "n" sound in "syn- " assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms sym-, syl-, and sys-.
synonyms:
com-
 
erg, ergo, urg Greek root that means work