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".
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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