synecdochism

noun

syn·​ec·​do·​chism
sə̇ˈnekdəˌkizəm
plural -s
1
: the use of synecdoche : an instance of such use
2
: the use in sympathetic magic of a part of an object as representing the whole compare magic sense 1a

Word History

Etymology

synecdoche + -ism

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of synecdochism was in 1854

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“Synecdochism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synecdochism. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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