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Noun-- A figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else

Metaphor can also be defined as:One thing conceived as representing another.

Sample Usage

1)'All the world is a stage' is the best example for metaphor.

2)Bollywood has always been an artificial metaphor for the archaic and the fearing

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