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prōfectus (with the first syllable short, Aus. ldyll. 4, 70), ūs, m. proficio,
I.advance, progress, effect, increase, growth, profit, success (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “sine profectu, Ov M. 9, 50: verbaque profectu dissimulata carent,id. P. 3, 9, 40; Col. 1, 4, 5; Varr. R. R. 1, 223; Quint. 10, 3, 2; 12, 6, 4; 1, 2, 26: “in quo quantum esset ingenii, quantum etiam profectus, sermo primus ostendit,progress, Sen. Ep. 11, 1: “experimentum profectus tui capere animi firmitate,id. ib. 20, 1: “donec blandlente profectu prodire in scenam concupiit,Suet. Ner. 20: “puer magni profectus in arte obiit,Plin. 35, 4, 7, § 21.—So, the improvement, convalescence of the sick, Cael. Aur. Acut. 2, 9, 54.—In plur.: “in similitudine et temporum et profectuum,Vell. 1, 16, 2.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Suetonius, Nero, 20
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 35.21
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 1, 2.26
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 10, 3.2
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 12, 6.4
    • Seneca, Epistulae, 11.1
    • Seneca, Epistulae, 20.1
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 1.4.5
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