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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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metonymical

adjective
using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated; "to say 'he spent the evening reading Shakespeare' is metonymic because it substitutes the author himself for the author's works" [syn: metonymic
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