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    synecdochic

    synecdochic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word synecdochic

    Definition
    (adj) using the name of a part for that of the whole or the whole for the part; or the special for the general or the general for the special; or the material for the thing made of it
    Synonyms : synecdochical
    Example Sentence
    • to use `hand' for `worker' or `ten sail' for `ten ships' or `steel' for `sword' is to use a synecdochic figure of speech
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