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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.
  3. The Americas are the continents of North America and South America; and the US is a country in North America.
  4. England is only one of the four constituent nations in the United Kingdom
  5. Great Britain is the geographical name of the main island in the United Kingdom
  6. Holland is a region of the Netherlands