Ab Initio

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Definition: Ab Initio


Quick Summary of Ab Initio


From Latin, meaning from the beginning. Applicable to original documents that do not comprise experimental data.



What is the dictionary definition of Ab Initio?

Dictionary Definition


Latin: “from the beginning.” Refers to documents that are original and composed without experimental data.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Ab Initio are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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