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- adj. Of, or relating to, a word or phrase that names an object from a single characteristic of it or of a closely related object.
- n. A metonym.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Used by way of metonymy; using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of metonymy; used by way of metonymy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated
From Ancient Greek μετωνυμικός (metōnumikos, "of or like metonymy"), from μετωνυμία (metōnumia, "change of name"), from μετά (meta, "other") + ὄνυμα (onuma, "name"). (Wiktionary)