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metonymy

noun [U] uk   /metˈɒn.ə.mi/ us    /məˈtɑː.nə-/ specialized
the act of referring to something using a word that describes one of its qualities or featuresFigurative use of language
metonym
noun [C] uk   /ˈmet.ə.nɪm/ us    /ˈmet̬-/
metonymic
adjective uk   /ˌmetˈɒn.ə.mɪk/ us    /ˌməˈtɑː.nə-/
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