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metonymy

me·ton·y·my

metonymy

 
pronunciation:
m ta n mi
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: metonymies
definition: a figure of speech in which the name of one thing is used in place of something else with which it is associated, such as "the grape" for wine, "laurels" for fame, or "the law" for a police officer.
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derivations: metonymic (adj.), metonymically (adv.)
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