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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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pH at various ripening stages pH of pollinated fruit was found to be greater than non-pollinated and it increases in all five stages and six cultivars from 1st to 5th stage of sampling.
Dear Editor, The Birmingham Post really should give up its mistaken, misguided and misleading campaign to promote the phrase Greater Birmingham as its knee-jerk reaction to false and naive comparisons with Greater London and Greater Manchester, neither of which is a city as such nor shown on road signs for directions.
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Abortion rates fell among all teenagers in Texas after a parental notification law for minors took effect in the state at the beginning of 2000, but declines among young women who were subject to the law were greater than declines among those who were not.
By studying this political and cultural formation, I believe I can prove the existence of German Popular Liberalism in a specific region: Greater Swabia in South Germany.
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One of the rationales was that greater transparency in peer review will increase the public's level of trust in the profession and enhance the CPA's image.
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Some individuals with baseline viral loads greater than 100,000 copies/mL needed at least 36 weeks to achieve viral loads less than 50 copies/mL.
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This research showed that a fasting blood glucose of 126 mg/dL or greater is associated with an increased risk of diabetes complications affecting the eyes, nerves, and kidneys.
4% of residents [is greater than] 5 years of age were seropositive (1).
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com/research/570abd/the_greater_chines) has announced the addition of the "The Greater Chinese Notebook PC Industry, 3Q 2011" report to their offering.
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