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ab in·i·ti·o

 (ăb ĭ-nĭsh′ē-ō′)
adv.
From the beginning.

[Latin ab initiō : ab, from + initiō, ablative of initium, beginning.]

ab initio

(æb ɪˈnɪʃɪˌəʊ)
1. (Law) from the start; from scratch: ab initio courses.
2. from the start; from scratch: ab initio courses.

ab in•i•ti•o

(ɑb ɪˈnɪt iˌoʊ; Eng. æb ɪˈnɪʃ iˌoʊ)

adv. Latin.
from the beginning.

ab initio

A Latin phrase meaning from the beginning.
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Adv.1.ab initio - at the beginning; "at first he didn't notice anything strange"

ab initio

adverb (Latin) from the beginning, from the start, from the first, from scratch (informal), from the word go (informal), from first principles They do more advanced work with their students ab initio.
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ab initio

[ˌæbɪˈnɪʃɪəʊ]
A. ADVab initio, desde el principio
B. ADJ ab initio learnerprincipiante mf
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