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synecdoche

syn·ec·do·che

synecdoche

 
pronunciation:
sih nek d ki
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: a figure of speech in which one term is used representatively for another by substituting a part for the whole or the specific for the general, or the reverse of these, such as "wheels" for "car" or "the police" for "a policeman".
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derivations: synecdochic (adj.), synecdochically (adv.)
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