Thursday, September 22, 2011

"In Bahrain, steps have been taken toward reform and accountability. We’re pleased with that..."

Synecdoche |siˈnekdəkē|
noun
a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa, as in Cleveland won by six runs (meaning “Cleveland's baseball team”).
DERIVATIVES
synecdochic |ˌsinekˈdäkik| adjective
synecdochical |ˌsinekˈdäkikəl| adjective
synecdochically |-ˈdäkik(ə)lē| adverb
ORIGIN late Middle English : via Latin from Greek sunekdokhē, from sun- ‘together’ + ekdekhesthai ‘take up.’

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