metalepsis

metalepsis

[met-uh-lep-sis]
noun, plural metalepses [met-uh-lep-seez] . Rhetoric.
the use of metonymy to replace a word already used figuratively.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin < Greek metálēpsis, equivalent to meta- meta- + lēp-, variant stem of lambánein to take + -sis -sis

metaleptic, metaleptical, adjective
metaleptically, adverb
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metalepsis

noun
substituting metonymy of one figurative sense for another 
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