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 figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole (as fifty sail for fifty ships), the whole for a part (as society for high society), the species for the genus (as cutthroat for assassin), the genus for the species (as a creature for a man), or the name of the material for the thing made (as boards for stage) • synecdochic adjectivesynecdochical adjectivesynecdochically adverb

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  • Synecdoche — Syn*ec do*che (s[i^]n*[e^]k d[ o]*k[ e]), n. [L. synecdoche, Gr. synekdochh , fr. to receive jointly; sy n with + ? to receive; ? out + ? to receive.] (Rhet.) A figure or trope by which a part of a thing is put for the whole (as, fifty sail for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • synecdoche — (n.) late 14c., part for whole or vice versa, from M.L. synodoche, from L.L. synecdoche, from Gk. synekdokhe, lit. a receiving together or jointly, from synekdekhesthai supply a thought or word, take with something else, from syn with + ek out +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • synecdoche — [si nek′də kē] n. [LME, altered (infl. by L) < synodoche < ML sinodoche, for L synecdoche < Gr synekdochē, lit., a receiving together < synekdechesthai, to receive together < syn , together + ekdechesthai, to receive < ek , from …   English World dictionary

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  • synecdoche — pronounced si nek dǝ kee, is a figure of speech in which a more inclusive term is used for a less inclusive one or vice versa, as in England came out to bat (England more inclusive for ‘the England team’) and a fleet of fifty sail (sail less… …   Modern English usage

  • synecdoche — ► NOUN ▪ a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa, as in England lost by six wickets (meaning ‘the English cricket team’). ORIGIN Greek sunekdokh , from sun together + ekdekhesthai take up …   English terms dictionary

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  • 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

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