ab initio

[ ahb i-nit-ee-oh; English ab i-nish-ee-oh ]
/ ɑb ɪˈnɪt iˌoʊ; English æb ɪˈnɪʃ iˌoʊ /

adverb Latin.

from the beginning.
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ab initio

/ Latin (æb ɪˈnɪʃɪˌəʊ) /

from the start; from scratchab initio courses
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