What does ab initio mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ab initio.

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ab initio in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ab initio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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Translations for ab initio

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ab initio, desde el principioSpanish
  • आदितःHindi
  • начало, возникновениеRussian

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