In today’s video we’ll continue to expand our vocabulary and learn a very important and useful English word – “synergy.”
Let’s break it into parts and learn the word’s origin. It comes from Greek and consists of three parts.
The root of the word – “erg” comes from Greek “ergon” which means “work.”
Prefix “syn-” means “together” in Greek.
And suffix “-y” in English helps form a noun. It does help form adjectives as well, but in this case, it forms a noun.
And thus, the literal meaning is “work done together.”
Synergy is a “combined effect of many entities working together that is greater than the sum of the parts.”
And here is an example of how to use it in a sentence: “The synergy among their team members has resulted in high productivity.”