Define: 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.


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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Ab Initio. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. April 05, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Ab Initio. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 05, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Ab Initio. Retrieved April 05, 2020, from website:

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

This glossary post was last updated: 18th March, 2020