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Meaning of SYNECDOCHE

Pronunciation:  si'nekdukee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
 

SYNECDOCHE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: figure, figure of speech, image, trope

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Syn*ec"do*che\ (s[i^]n*[e^]k"d[-o]*k[-e]), n. [L.
synecdoche, Gr. synekdochh`, fr. to receive jointly; sy`n
with + ? to receive; ? out + ? to receive.] (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. --Bain.

 

 

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