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Definition of synecdoche noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

synecdoche

 noun
noun
NAmE//sɪˈnɛkdəki//
 
[uncountable, countable] (technology)
 
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a word or phrase in which a part of something is used to represent a whole, or a whole is used to represent a part of something. For example, in “Chicago lost by three points,”Chicago is used to represent the Chicago team.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: synecdoche