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Definition: Synergy comes from the Greek word synergia, meaning joint work and cooperative action.

Synergy is when the result is greater than the sum of the parts. Synergy is created when things work in concert together to create an outcome that is in some way of more value than the total of what the individual inputs is.

Smoking can cause lung cancer. Breathing asbestos can cause lung cancer. Smoking and breathing asbestos can cause lung cancer at a higher rate than the sum of individual smoking and asbestos rates.

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