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sĭmĭlĭtūdo , ĭnis, f. similis.
I. In gen., likeness, resemblance, similitude (class.).
II. Transf.
C. Sameness, uniformity, monotony: variare autem orationem magno opere oportebit; “nam omnibus in rebus similitudo est satietatis mater,Cic. Inv. 1, 41, 76.—
D. In partic., rhetor. t. t., a comparison, simile, similitude: “similitudo est oratio traducens ad rem quampiam aliquid ex re dispari simile,Auct. Her. 4, 45, 59; Cic. de Or. 2, 40, 168; id. Top. 10, 41: “argumentorum et similitudinum copia,id. Brut. 38, 143 fin.; Quint. 9, 1, 31; 9, 2, 2; 8, 3, 72 et saep.
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