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Synergy

Describes a combination whose value is greater than the sum of the separate individual parts.

Synergy

The financial benefit (or, more rarely, detriment) two companies may derive from a merger or acquisition. For example, two companies that merge may be able to produce more revenue than either one could produce independently by combining the most efficient processes each brings to the merger. Synergy may also refer to the cost reduction a merger brings about by eliminating or streamlining redundant processes. Synergy usually has a positive connotation, but one also occasionally hears of negative synergy, such as when the management teams of newly merged corporations do not work well with each other.

synergy

An increase in the value of assets as a result of their combination. Expected synergy is the justification behind most business mergers. For example, General Motors purchased Electronic Data Systems in 1984 with the expectation that considerable synergy would result.

synergy

the phenomenon whereby the overall return on a firm's resources is greater than the sum of its parts (the so-called ‘2 + 2 = 5 or more effect’). Synergy often results from the exploitation of complementary activities or from the carry over of management capabilities, synchronizing individual, group or organizational activities in a way which achieves a better result than any of the activities by themselves: for example, in the case of a MERGER, one firm may have a strong production organization, while the other excels in marketing; joining the two can make the combined firm more effective overall. See DIVERSIFICATION.

synergy

see DIVERSIFICATION.
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Finally, the standard defines three dimensionless factors to describe the degree of wear-corrosion synergism:
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Figures 5 and 6 showed clearly that the 3D model of the linear synergism functions showed more than 3D peaks varied according to the composition of the system.
To our knowledge, this is the first study examining whether DAMPs originated from ruptured mitochondria (MTDs) or nuclei (HMGB1) could induce chondrolytic response in articular chondrocytes and whether synergism existed between those types of DAMPs and proinflammatory cytokines or Fn-f.
The relationship is such that if a specific number of responses are selected, a positive or negative synergism will be activated between the responses.
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Data indicated a significant increase of 22.1-fold in synergism ratio with formamidine.
As the acknowledged N-P synergism depends on the production of the stable [(P-N).sub.x] macromolecular compounds, the determination of the N and P content with the above chemical structure in the char can estimate the degree of N-P interaction.
The coming synergism among interactive graphics, computer-based analysis, expert systems, and large computer data bases has the potential to greatly expand and enhance the creative abilities of the human designer, relegate routing analytical and geometric work to computers, provide easy access to design data, and capture some aspects of the experience and insight of human designers.
This compound shows synergism between strains and it is produced in large quantities when the fermentation is conducted in mixed culture.
The products of these combinations of opioids with other drugs have been shown to produce analgesic and anesthetic synergism. (4)