ab initio

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/æb ɪˈnɪʃɪˌəʊ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(äb i nitē ō′; Eng. ab i nishē ō′)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab in•i•ti•o  (äb i nitē ō′; Eng. ab i nishē ō′),USA pronunciation [Latin.]
  1. Foreign Termsfrom the beginning.

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ab initio Latin: /æb ɪˈnɪʃɪˌəʊ/
  1. from the start; from scratch: ab initio courses

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