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a quo

[ah-kwoh; English ey-kwoh] /ɑˈkwoʊ; English eɪˈkwoʊ/
Latin.
1.
from which; following from: used as a point of departure, as for an idea or plan.

terminus a quo

[ter-mi-noo s ah kwoh; English tur-muh-nuh s ey kwoh] /ˈtɛr mɪˌnʊs ɑ ˈkwoʊ; English ˈtɜr mə nəs eɪ ˈkwoʊ/
noun, Latin.
1.
the end from which; beginning; starting point; earliest limiting point.
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terminus a quo

/ˈtɜːmɪˌnʊs ɑː ˈkwəʊ/
noun
1.
the starting point; beginning
Word Origin
literally: the end from which
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