synecdochism

synecdochism

(sɪnˈɛkdəˌkɪzəm)
n
1. (Grammar) rhetoric the use of synecdoche
2. (Rhetoric) rhetoric the use of synecdoche
3. (Anthropology & Ethnology) anthropol the belief that a part of the whole is representative of the whole

synecdochism

the belief that a part of a person or object can act in place of the whole and thus that anything done to the part will equally affect the whole.
See also: Anthropology, Magic
the style of speaking that utilizes synecdoche.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices