Complete Definition of "synecdoche"

was wotd|2006|September|26
English
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Etymology
From L. term|synecdoche|langla, from AGr. term|scpolytonic|συνεκδοχή||tr=sunekdokhe|receiving together.

Pronunciation
IPA|/sɪˈnɛkdəki/ or IPAchar|/sɪ'nɛkdoʊki/
SAMPA|/sI"[email protected]/
audio|en-us-synecdoche.ogg|Audio (US)

Alternative spellings
syndoche
synechdoche

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|literature A metaphor by which an inclusive term stands for something included, or vice versa; a metaphor in which a part is spoken of as the whole (hand for laborer) or vice-versa (the court for the judge).

#: Examples of synecdoches are:
#:* fifty head of cattle — part (head) for whole (animal).
#:* a fleet of ships, fifty sail deep — part (sail) for whole (ship)
#:* the police knocked down my door — whole (the police) for part (some police officers)
#:* the cat stalks the gazelle — class (cat) for subclass (e.g., cheetah)
#:* hand me a Kleenex — subclass (brand named product) for class (all similar products)

Synonyms
i|part for the whole: pars pro toto

Derived terms
synecdochic
synecdochical

Translations
trans-top|certain type of metaphor
Czech: t-|cs|synekdocha|f
Dutch: t-|nl|synecdoche|f
French: t+|fr|synecdoque|f
German: t+|de|Synekdoche|f
trans-mid
Italian: t-|it|sineddoche|f
Japanese: 提喩(法)(ていゆ(ほう), teiyu ( hou ) )
trans-bottom

See also
metaphor
metonymy
w:conceptual metaphor|Wikipedia article on Conceptual Metaphor

Category:Rhetoric


Dutch

Pronunciation
IPA|/sinɛkˈdoxə/

Etymology
From L.|nl term|synecdoche|langla, from AGr.|nl term|scpolytonic|συνεκδοχή||tr=sunekdokhe|receiving together.

Noun
nl-noun2|f|s|tje

  1. context|literature|lang=nl #English|synecdoche

See also
metonymia

Category:nl:Rhetoric

fr:synecdoche
io:synecdoche
ru:synecdoche
vi:synecdoche
tr:synecdoche

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