metonym definition

  • noun:
    • A word used in metonymy.
    • A word that names an object from a single attribute from it or of a closely relevant object; a word found in metonymy.
    • A name fond of a group (usually a genus) after a new title have been placed on another user (usually a species) of the identical team. According to the American rule of botanical nomenclature, a metonym is invalid.
    • a word that denotes a very important factor but identifies a related thing

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