Synecdoche is a term for a figure of speech. 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. For example,
- America as a synecdoche for the United States (US)
- England as a synecdoche for the entire United Kingdom (UK)
- Great Britain as a synecdoche for the UK
- Holland as a synecdoche for the Netherlands and sometimes the entire Kingdom of the Netherlands
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- "Synecdoche" at Rhetoric.byu.edu; retrieved 2012-1-14.
- 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.
- The Americas are the continents of North America and South America; and the US is a country in North America.
- England is only one of the four constituent nations in the United Kingdom
- Great Britain is the geographical name of the main island in the United Kingdom
- Holland is a region of the Netherlands