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more/bigger/greater than the sum of its parts

Describes something made up of a large collection of things or people in which the total unit is more important, impressive, successful, etc., than its components are individually. America is certainly bigger than the sum of its parts. The global social networking site, so intrinsically connected to and supported by users, is certainly more than just the sum of its parts.
See also: big, greater, more, of, part, sum

be more/bigger/greater than the sum of its parts

Describes something made up of a large collection of things or people in which the total unit is more important, impressive, successful, etc., than its components are individually. America is certainly bigger than the sum of its parts. The global social networking site, so intrinsically connected to and supported by users, is certainly more than just the sum of its parts.
See also: big, greater, more, of, part, sum

The greater the truth, the greater the libel.

Prov. It is more offensive to say something damaging and true about someone than it is to tell a damaging lie. Jill: Fred's really upset. Someone's started a rumor that he's unfaithful to his wife. Jane: But it's true. Jill: Yeah, but the greater the truth, the greater the libel.
See also: greater, libel

be greater/more than the ˌsum of its ˈparts

be better or more effective as a group than you would think just by looking at the individual members of the group: After their victory, the captain was full of praise for his team, saying that it was a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.
See also: greater, more, of, part, sum
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The decline in the abortion rate among teenagers whose pregnancy occurred 0-3 months after their 18th birthday and the decline among those who became pregnant 0-3 months before their birthday--and would therefore have been able to obtain an abortion by the end of their first trimester--did not differ significantly In contrast, the decline among teenagers who conceived 3-6 months before they became 18--and would have been able to attain an abortion only in their second trimester--was 16% greater.
The "Sense of Place", the cultural construction of the south German landscape, the peculiarity of the Swabian mental topography, the threatening quality of the Black Forest, the Alpine image of the Allgau and the warm, sunny climate of the region of Lake Constance, played an important role in determining the cultural construction of Greater Swabia which in turn had a deep influence on the local political culture.
Carl or Stephen Thomas provided the Purchasing Group members with funds derived from Greater Ministries to pay for the acquired shares.
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In the National Reference Center in France, the diagnosis of acute infection is supported by IgG phase II [is greater than or equal to] 1:200, IgM phase II [is greater than or equal to] 1:50; and of chronic disease, IgG phase I [is greater than or equal to] 1:800 (11).
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