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1. synecdoche

noun. substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa.

Synonyms

  • image
  • figure
  • trope

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • integrate
  • differentiate
  • add

Etymology

  • synecdoche (Latin)
  • συνεκδοχή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word synecdoche


1. Noun, singular or mass
The simplest answer is that the word “silver” is used as synecdoche -- in which a part represents the whole -- to refer to the reflection of the moon’s beams.

2. Verb, base form
Metonymy and synecdoche both substitute a closely related word for the word that you'd use when speaking literally.

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