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Meaning of SYNECDOCHICAL

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  using the name of a part for that of the whole or the whole for the part; or the special for the general or the general for the special; or the material for the thing made of it; "to use `hand' for `worker' or `ten sail' for `ten ships' or `steel' for `sword' is to use a synecdochic figure of speech"
 

SYNECDOCHICAL is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: figurative, nonliteral, synecdochic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Syn`ec*doch"ic*al\, a.
Expressed by synecdoche; implying a synecdoche.

      Isis is used for Themesis by a synecdochical kind of
      speech, or by a poetical liberty, in using one for
      another.                                 --Drayton.

 

 

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