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antĭcĭpātĭo, ōnis, f. [anticipo].
- I. A preconception, the innate notion of a thing formed before receiving instruction concerning it, Gr. πρόληψις (only in Cic.): deorum, Cic. N. D. 1, 16, 43: sive anticipatio sive praenotio deorum, id. ib. 1, 17, 43.
- II. The first movements of the body before walking, Arn. 3, p. 107.
- III. In rhet., a figure of speech, anticipation = occupatio and πρόληψις, Jul. Ruf. p. 30 Pith.