METONYMIC

metonymical

[met-uh-nim-i-kuhl]
adjective
having the nature of metonymy.
Also, metonymic.


Origin:
1570–80; < Greek metōnymik(ós) (see metonymy, -ic) + -al1

metonymically, adverb
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metonymy (mɪˈtɒnɪmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
Compare synecdoche the substitution of a word referring to an attribute for the thing that is meant, as for example the use of the crown to refer to a monarch
 
[C16: from Late Latin from Greek: a changing of name, from meta- (indicating change) + onoma name]
 
metonymical
 
adj
 
meto'nymic
 
adj
 
meto'nymically
 
adv

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