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synecdochy (plural synecdochies)
- (rhetoric) The use of a synecdoche.
synecdochy is rarely used; more often synecdoche is used both for the figure of speech and the use of this figure of speech.
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:synecdochy.
- (the use of the figure of speech): synecdoche
- Some class synecdochy as a type of metonymy, while others consider them exclusive terms.