English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Latin ab (from) + initiō, ablative singular of initium (beginning).

Adverb[edit | edit source]

ab initio

  1. (law) Refers to the time from when a legal document comes into force.
  2. (sciences) Refers to calculations from first principles, that is from basic laws without any further additional assumptions.
  3. university Refers to a course taken with no prior qualifications.

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Translations[edit | edit source]

ar:ab initio et:ab initio es:ab initio fa:ab initio gl:ab initio lt:ab initio hu:ab initio ja:ab initio pt:ab initio ru:ab initio sr:ab initio ta:ab initio zh:ab initio

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