Metonymic meaning

Of, or relating to, a word or phrase that names an object from a single characteristic of it or of a closely related object.

The British government is often referred to by the metonymic expression "Downing Street".

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Origin of metonymic

  • From Ancient Greek μετωνυμικός (metōnumikos, “of or like metonymy”), from μετωνυμία (metōnumia, “change of name”), from μετά (meta, “other”) + ὄνυμα (onuma, “name”).

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