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- n. The metonymical substitution of one word by another which is itself a metonym.
- n. The result of a series of metaphors
- n. The unexpressed serial application of tropes of substitution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The continuation of a trope in one word through a succession of significations, or the union of two or more tropes of a different kind in one word.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rhetorical figure or trope assumed by some ancient writers, and supposed to consist in substituting a word for a synonym or homonym. which latter is at the same time understood in a metaphorical or transferred sense: as, “sable caverns” for “black caverns,” this in its turn meaning “dark or gloomy caverns.”
- n. In chem., same as metalepsy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. substituting metonymy of one figurative sense for another
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