understanding one thing with another; the use of a part for the whole, or the whole for the part. (A form of metonymy.)
*Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6
*I should have been a pair of ragged claws
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Figure of speech where a part is made to stand for the whole e.g. in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar : 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.'
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- substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
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[ Latin synecdoche
, Greek synekdochh`
, from 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
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substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
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• (n.) 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.Synecdoche: words in
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figure of speech in which a part represents the whole, as in the expression `hired hands` for workmen or, less commonly, the whole represents a ... [3 related articles]
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Synecdoche (iː or "sin-NECK-duh-key"; from Greek synekdoche (συνεκδοχή), meaning "simultaneous understanding", is a figure of speech in which a term is used in one of the following ways: ==Similar figures of speech== Synecdoche is closely related to metonymy (the figure of speech in which a term denoting one thing is used to refer to...
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a figure of speech where the part stands for the whole (for example, 'I've got wheels' for 'I have a car'). One expression that combines synecdoche and metonymy (in which a word normally associated with something is substituted for the term usually naming that thing) is 'boob tube,' meaning 'television.'
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synecdoche (sinek'dukē) , figure of speech, a species of metaphor, in which a part of a person or thing is used to designate the whole—thus, “The house was built by 40 hands” for “The house was built by 20 people.” See metonymy.
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Figure of speech that uses either the part to represent the whole (`There were some new faces
at the meeting`, rather than new people
), or the whole to stand for the part (`The West Indies beat England at cricket`, using the country to stand for the national teams in question). The figure di...
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A rhetorical trope involving a part of an object representing the whole, or the whole of an object r
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A figure of speech where the part stands for the whole (for example, 'i've got wheels' for 'i have a
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