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ab initio

ab in·i·ti·o
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Transcription

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

Definitions of ab initio words

  • noun ab initio from the start; from scratch 3
  • adverb ab initio from the beginning. 1
  • adverb ab initio from the beginning 1
  • adverb ab initio from first principles 1
  • adverb ab initio (law) From the time when a legal document comes into force. 0
  • adverb ab initio (sciences) Calculated from first principles, i.e. from basic laws without any further additional assumptions. 0

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Parts of speech for Ab initio

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ab initio popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ab initio usage trend in Literature

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