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metonymic meaning and definition

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METONYMIC adjective

Definition of metonymic (adjective)

  1. using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated
    • "to say `he spent the evening reading Shakespeare' is metonymic because it substitutes the author himself for the author's works"
    • synonyms: metonymical
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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