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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Using the name of a part for that of the whole or the whole for the part.

Usage examples (9)
  • And could you use "synecdochical" in a sentence, please?
  • And like many other, better-known cases of synecdochical food names, the container came to stand for the thing it contained.
  • Ans. That the expression is synecdochical was before affirmed; what it importeth under the power of that figure is the grammatical sense of the words.
  • The first mode is synecdochical, the second common, the third metonymical; I add that the third might properly be called catachrestic if we attend to the just... for more
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