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actīvus , a, um, adj. ago.
I. Active: philosophia, practical (opp. to contemplativa): philosophia et contemplativa est et activa; “spectat simul agitque,Sen. Ep. 95, 10: “(opp. to spectativus) thesin a causa sic distinguunt, ut illa sit spectativae partis, haec activae,Quint. 3, 5, 11: “(rhetorice) quia maximus ejus usus actu continetur, dicatur activa,id. 2, 18, 5.—
II. In gramm.: verba activa, which designate transitive action (opp. neutra or intransitiva), Charis. p. 138; Diom. p. 326 P. al.—Adv.: actīve , in gramm., actively, like a verb active, Prisc. pp. 794, 799 P.
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    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 2, 18.5
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 3, 5.11
    • Seneca, Epistulae, 95.10
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