Is the use of "men" or "man" as a term or representative for "mankind" synecdoche?

1 Answer
Jan 23, 2017

No. That would really be a synonym.


A "synecdoche" is a completely different phrase that is understood to represent the intended subject. In this case, "men" and "mankind" might be synecdoches for "humanity" - inclusive of all men, women, children, boys and girls - instead of the specific adult male gender.