Definition for SYN-EC'DO-CHE, or SYN-EC'DO-CHY

SYN-EC'DO-CHE, or SYN-EC'DO-CHY, n. [Gr. συνεκδοχη; συν and εκδεχομαι, to take.]

In rhetoric, a figure or trope by which the whole of a thing is put for a part, or a part for the whole; as the genus for the species, or the species for the genus, &c. – Cyc.

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