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Pronunciation: (mi-ton'u-mē), [key]
n. Rhet.
a figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it is related, or of which it is a part, as “scepter” for “sovereignty,” or “the bottle” for “strong drink,” or “count heads (or noses)” for “count people.”

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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