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inventĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.an inventing, invention (class.).
I. In gen.: “illa vis quae investigat occulta, quae inventio atque excogitatio dicitur,Cic. Tusc. 1, 25, 61; 1, 26, 65; Plin. Pan. 72.—
II. Rhet., the faculty of invention: “inventio est excogitatio rerum verarum aut verisimilium, quae causam probabilem reddant,Auct. Her. 1, 2; cf.: “partes eae (rhetoricae artis) . . . inventio, dispositio, etc.,Cic. Inv. 1, 7, 9: “rerum,Quint. 12, 10, 36.
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