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What is the difference between metonymy and synecdoche?
Metonymy is a metaphor where one thing is substituted for something else that is related in some way.
[i]example: a "hired gun" is not actually a firearm, it is a person whose job is associated with guns or violence.[/i]
Synecdoche is a metaphor where a part of something is used to stand for the whole thing.
[i]example: "Nice wheels, dude!", when what the speaker really means is "nice car".[/i]