metonymic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, or regarding, a word or expression that brands an object from just one characteristic of it or of a closely associated item.
    • employed by method of metonymy; making use of the name of one thing for that of some other with which it really is closely connected.
    • making use of the title of one thing for the of another with which its closely associated
  • noun:
    • A metonym.
  • others:
    • with respect to or of this nature of metonymy; utilized by means of metonymy.

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