literary device

synecdoche ( syn-ec-do-che ) is a noun

definition

A figure of speech. In which a term for a part of something refers to a whole or vice versa

Examples

  1. The phrase "grey beard" refers to an old man
  2. the word sails refers to an whole ship
  3. coppers refers to an coin

derivatives

  1. Synecdohical - adjective
  2. synecdochically - verb

another word

  1. Hyperbole
  2. figure of speech

from

This word is from Greek .