Meaning of “metonymy” in the English Dictionary

"metonymy" in British English

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metonymynoun [ U ]

uk /metˈɒn.ə.mi/ us /məˈtɑː.nə.mi/ specialized
metonym
noun [ C ] uk /ˈmet.ə.nɪm/ us /ˈmet̬.ə.nɪm/
metonymic
adjective uk /ˌmetˈɒn.ə.mɪk/ us /ˌməˈtɑː.nə.mɪk/

(Definition of “metonymy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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