Definitions for ab initioɑb ɪˈnɪt iˌoʊ; Eng. æb ɪˈnɪʃ iˌoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab in•i•ti•o*ɑb ɪˈnɪt iˌoʊ; Eng. æb ɪˈnɪʃ iˌoʊ(adv.)

  1. from the beginning.

    Category: Foreign Term

* Latin..

Princeton's WordNet

  1. initially, ab initio(adverb)

    at the beginning

    "at first he didn't notice anything strange"


  1. ab initio(Adverb)

    From the time when a legal document comes into force.

  2. ab initio(Adverb)

    Calculated from first principles, i.e. from basic laws without any further additional assumptions.

  3. ab initio(Adverb)

    Taken with no prior qualifications.

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1600.


  1. Ab initio

    Ab initio is a Latin term meaning "from the beginning" and is derived from the Latin ab + initio, ablative singular of initium.


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