pars pro toto

Latin phrase
pars pro to·​to | \ ˈpärs-(ˌ)prō-ˈtō-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce pars pro toto (audio) \

Definition of pars pro toto

: a part (taken) for the whole

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“Pars pro toto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pars%20pro%20toto. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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