Metonymy (/mɪˈtɒnɪmi, -nəmi, mɛ-/)[1][2][3] is a figure of speech in which a concept is referred to by the name of something closely associated with that thing or concept.[4]

The Pentagon (pictured), the headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense, is a common metonym used to refer to the U.S. military and its leadership.

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