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[21] This form of trope is not only a rhetorical ornament, but is frequently employed in everyday speech. Some also apply the term synecdoche when something is assumed which has not actually been expressed, since one word is then discovered from other words, as in the sentence,

The Arcadians to the gates began to rush;

Aen. xi. 142. A false explanation of the historic infinitive as involving the omission of some such word as coeperunt.
when such omission creates a blemish, it is called an ellipse.

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