synecdochic
adjective see synecdoche

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • synecdochic — adjective 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • synecdochic — See synecdoche. * * * …   Universalium

  • synecdochic — adjective using an inclusive term for something included, or vice versa; using something spoken of as the whole (hand for laborer) or vice versa (the court for the judge). Syn: synecdochical …   Wiktionary

  • synecdochic — syn·ec·doch·ic …   English syllables

  • synecdoche — synecdochic /sin ik dok ik/, synecdochical, adj. synecdochically, adv. /si nek deuh kee/, n. Rhet. 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 …   Universalium

  • synecdochical — adjective 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • syn|ec|doch|i|cal — «SIHN ehk DOK uh kuhl», adjective. = synecdochic. (Cf. ↑synecdochic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • synecdoche — noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek synekdochē, from syn + ekdochē sense, interpretation, from ekdechesthai to receive, understand, from ex from + dechesthai to receive; akin to Greek dokein to seem good more at ex , decent Date: 15th century a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • synecdochical — See synecdochic. * * * …   Universalium

  • synecdochical — adjective Using an inclusive term for something included, or vice versa; using something spoken of as the whole (hand for laborer) or vice versa (the court for the judge). Syn: synecdochic …   Wiktionary

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