Definition of metonymy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

metonymy

 noun
noun
NAmE//məˈtɑnəmi//
 
[uncountable](technology)
 
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the act of referring to something by the name of something else that is closely connected with it, for example using the White House for the U.S. president
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: metonymy