Metonymical
Metonymic Met`o*nym"ic, Metonymical Met`o*nym"ic*al, a. [See {Metonymy}.] Used by way of metonymy; using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated. -- {Met`o*nym"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • metonymical — adjective of, or relating to metonymy Syn: metonymic …   Wiktionary

  • metonymical — metÉ™ nɪmɪkl adj. having the nature of metonymy, of or pertaining to the use of a related word to represent another word that it does not specifically denote (Rhetoric) …   English contemporary dictionary

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