Adjective Definition

synecdochic

1.Definition: using the name of a part for that of the whole or the whole for the part; or the special for the general or the general for the special; or the material for the thing made of it

"To use `hand' for `worker' or `ten sail' for `ten ships' or `steel' for `sword' is to use a synecdochic figure of speech"

Related Adjective(s):synecdochical




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