A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole, or vice versa, as in "Washington WINS!!!"
It should be made clear that "Washington" in this regard is a synecdoche for "Wahington Capitals Lacross Team".
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a stuffy college professor word that describes when you use part of an object to refer to the whole object. If you call you gun a "nine," or refer to a guy who is mean as a "dick," thats synecodche. Like most college professor words, it is originally greek, transferred into Latin and then imported into english.
"Man I can't go out tonight. I got no wheels"

(since he says "wheels" but means "car," this is synecdoche.)
by cosmo July 20, 2004
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