Is synechdoche the same as synecdoche without the"h"? Do they mean the same thing or what is the difference? Are the words used in different countries?

1 Answer
Aug 23, 2017

Wiktionary calls "synechdoche" an obsolete spelling of "synecdoche."

I would never use the spelling "synechdoche" and neither would any other English speaker, as far as I can tell.

I'd unlearn the spelling "synechdoche" altogether. What do you have to watch for is not confusing "synecdoche" with Schenectady, New York!