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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa.

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  • You can look it up: A synecdoche is a figure of speech in which a part stands for the whole
  • Here we have a synecdoche, which is the result of a function shift, which in turn is a clipping of picture tube.
  • And he says that this rule applies in two ways: either to the figure of speech called synecdoche, or to legitimate numbers.
  • He's just jealous that he can't work the word "synecdoche" into casual conversation. for more
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