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Substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
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Synecdoche is a genus of planthoppers comprising 22 described species in the family Achilidae . All species are New World in distribution, primarily Nearctic . Their immature stages (nymphs) are commonly encountered associated with fungus (usually in logs)1. ...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"figure of speech in which a part is taken for the whole or vice versa," late 15c. correction of synodoches (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin synodoche , alteration of Late Latin synecdoche , from Greek synekdokhe "the putting of a whole for a part; an understanding ...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (context figure of speech English) A figure of speech that uses the name of a part of something to represent the whole. 2 (context rhetoric English) The use of this figure of speech; synecdochy.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
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 ...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
Usage examples of synecdoche.
In the wake of the groundbreaking prose fiction written by members of the Natural school, literary realists in mid-nineteenth-century Russia were able to use food imagery and fictional meals in their works in less Rabelaisian and more mimetically purposeful ways: that is, as metonyms or synecdoches through which to describe contemporary social reality.
We can recognize here the three great figures of rhetoric: synecdoche, metonymy, catachresis.
These two figures of speech, based on similar agency (metaphor) and similar communion (metonym)or simply similarity (agency) and contiguity (communion) are, as linguists have pointed out, the most basic holons of linguistic communication (along with a hybrid, synecdoche, which substitutes parts for wholes).
What did she want with those pointless, high-flown bits of information like the ones she'd learned in high school-Ontogeny recapitulates phytogeny and Synecdoche is the use of the part to symbolize the whole?