[ ahb i-nit-ee-oh; English ab i-nish-ee-oh ]
/ ɑb ɪˈnɪt iˌoʊ; English æb ɪˈnɪʃ iˌoʊ /
from the beginning.
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Examples from the Web for ab initio
The response now obtained was vigorous and was ab-initio positive.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
British Dictionary definitions for ab initio
/ Latin (æb ɪˈnɪʃɪˌəʊ) /
from the start; from scratchab initio courses
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