synecdoche
[ si-nek-duh-kee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Greek via Latin from Greek sunekdokhē, from sun- ‘together’ + ekdekhesthai ‘take up’
Synonyms
  • figure of speech
  • analogy
Definition
a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in Texas won by six runs (meaning “Texas's baseball team”)
Example
The sports commentator used a synecdoche when he yelled "Texas wins!"
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