synecdochic

Definitions of synecdochic
  1. adjective
    using the name of a part for that of the whole or the whole for the part; or the special for the general or the general for the special; or the material for the thing made of it
    “to use `hand' for `worker' or `ten sail' for `ten ships' or `steel' for `sword' is to use a synecdochic figure of speech”
    synonyms: synecdochical
    figurative, nonliteral
    (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech
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