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Synecdoche   Listen
noun
Synecdoche  n.  (Rhet.) A figure or trope by which a part of a thing is put for the whole (as, fifty sail for fifty ships), or the whole for a part (as, the smiling year for spring), the species for the genus (as, cutthroat for assassin), the genus for the species (as, a creature for a man), the name of the material for the thing made, etc.






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Words linked to "Synecdoche" :   trope, image, synecdochical, synecdochic



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