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(Linguistics) a figure of speech in which a part is substituted for a whole or a whole for a part, as in 50 head of cattle for 50 cows, or the army for a soldier
[via Latin from Greek sunekdokhē, from syn- + ekdokhē interpretation, from dekhesthai to accept]
synecdochic [ˌsɪnɛkˈdɒkɪk], synecdochical adj
syn•ec•do•che (sɪˈnɛk də ki)
a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in ten sail for ten ships or a Croesus for a rich man.
[1350–1400; < Latin synecdochē < Greek, =syn- syn- + ekdochḗ, v. derivative of ekdéchesthai to receive, understand = ek- ec- + déchesthai to receive]
syn•ec•doch•ic (ˌsɪn ɪkˈdɒk ɪk) syn`ec•doch′i•cal, adj.
the use of a part for a whole or a whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in “a Rockefeller” for a rich man or “wheels” for transportation. — synecdochic, synecdochical, adj.See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
synecdoche [sɪˈnekdəkɪ] N → sinécdoque f
n → Synekdoche f
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figure of speech
Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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