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commūtātĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.a changing, change, alteration (in good prose).
II. Esp.
A. In rhet.
1. A figure of speech; a reciprocal opposition or change, = ἀντιμεταβολή (cf. Quint. 9, 3, 85), Auct. Her. 4, 28, 39.—
2. A change in words, pronunciation, or method of treatment, Auct. Her. 4, 42, 54 sq.
B. An exchange.
1. Captivorum, Liv. Epit. 19.—
2. (Acc. to commuto, II. B.) Of words, a conversation, conference, Claud. Quadrig. ap. Gell. 17, 2, 26.
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