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Synecdoche is a term for a figure of speech.[1] Synecdoche is a thing or concept which is indirectly named. It is a form of metaphor in which the whole is substituted for one part or one part stands for the whole.[2] For example,

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  1. "Synecdoche" at; retrieved 2012-1-14.
  2. Welsh, Alfred Hux and James Mickleborough Greenwood. (1893). "Metonymy," Studies in English Grammar: A Comprehensive Course for Grammar Schools, High Schools, and Academies, pp. 222-223.