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immūtātĭo (inm- ), ōnis, f. immuto,
I.a change, exchanging, interchange, substitution of one thing for another in speech: “verborum,Cic. Ac. 2, 6, 16: “ordinis,id. de Or. 3, 44, 176: si verborum immutationibus utantur, quos appellant τρόπους, id. Brut. 17, 69.—
B. Esp., rhet. t. t., metonymy, the indirect naming of any thing = ἀλλοιωσις, μετωνυμία: “immutationes nusquam crebriores,” i. e. metonymies, id. Or. 27, 94; id. de Or. 3, 54, 207; cf. Quint. 9, 1, 35: faciebat barbarismos immutatione, cum c pro g uteretur, id. 1, 5, 12; cf. ib. 6.
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