ex nihilo


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ex ni·hi·lo

 (ĕks nē′ə-lō′, nī′-, nĭ′-)
adv. & adj.
Out of nothing.

[Latin ex nihilō : ex, out of + nihilō, ablative of nihil, nothing.]
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ex nihilo

adv
formal out of nothing
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ex ni•hi•lo

(ɛks ˈnaɪ hɪˌloʊ, ˈni-)
adv., adj.
out of or from nothing: belief in creation ex nihilo.
[1650–60; < Latin]
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Translations

ex nihilo

[ˌeksˈnɪhɪləʊ] ADVex nihilo
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