metonym
noun Etymology: back-formation from metonymy Date: 1862 a word used in metonymy

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  • Metonym — Die Metonymie (griechisch μετωνυμία, metonymía – die Namensvertauschung, Umbenennung, lateinisch metonymia, denominatio, transnominatio) gehört als rhetorische Stilfigur zu den Tropen, den Formen uneigentlichen Ausdrucks, die auf einem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • metonym — /met euh nim/, n. a word used in metonymy. [1830 40; back formation from METONYMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • metonym — noun /ˈmɛtənɪm/ A word that names an object from a single characteristic of it or of a closely related object; A word used in metonymy …   Wiktionary

  • metonym — A word used in place of the person or thing actually meant: e.g. in Rev. 13:3 the ‘head’ refers to the emperor and in 1 Pet. 5:13 ‘Babylon’ refers to Rome …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • metonym — metÉ™nɪm n. word or concept that represents another word or concept to which it is related but does not specifically denote (Rhetoric) …   English contemporary dictionary

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