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Synecdoche

[sə-NEK-də-kee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Late Middle English, 1350s

1.

A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa.

Examples of Synecdoche in a sentence

"The team's full name is the Jacksonville Jaguars, but they are often referred to by the synecdoche 'Jaguars.'"

"The tourism campaign was pushing for 'Maple Town' to be the synecdoche for the village known for its maple syrup festival."

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