An indirect reference; casual mention
The definition of a device is a tool or technique used to do a task.
(Biology) Correspondence in function or position between organs of dissimilar evolutionary origin or structure.
(Genetics) The manifestation of a trait caused by a particular gene
To grow vigorously; succeed; thrive; prosper
The highest example or best representative:
The definition of hyperbole is a description that is exaggerated for emphasis.
Descriptions and figures of speech
The definition of a malapropism is using the wrong word for something, especially one that sounds similar.
(Uncountable, rhetoric) The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn't, invoking a direct similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described, but in the case of English without the words like or as, which would imply a simile.
A figure of speech in which two words with opposing meanings are used together intentionally for effect.
(Uncountable) A form of humor that is marked by mocking with irony, sometimes conveyed in speech with vocal over-emphasis. Insincerely saying something which is the opposite of one's intended meaning, often to emphasize how unbelievable or unlikely it sounds if taken literally, thereby illustrating the obvious nature of one's intended meaning.
The definition of a simile is a figure of speech where two unlike things are compared using the word "like" or "as" followed by a figurative example.
A common, often conventional, theme, motif, style, etc.
A visible pattern as in wood or cloth.
(--- Bible) A sculptured figure used as an idol
Allusion to something by denying that it will be mentioned, as in I will not bring up my opponent's questionable financial dealings.
A figure of speech in which the speaker expresses or purports to be in doubt about a question.
(Grammar) An inversion of the usual or logical order of words or phrases, for emphasis or poetic effect.
Anything serving to adorn; decoration; embellishment; also, a desirable or needed adjunct
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