ab initio

Adverb

  1. at the beginning; “at first he didn’t notice anything strange”
    • Synonyms
      • initially
    • Pertains to
      • initial

Context for New Word

Screenshot of context where found ab initio

While reading Montuori (2012) I came across ab initio as a new word.

Latin terms are always so interesting and useful. Lets start this one at the begining….

The following are the words that are in the New Word Project:


morose impetus malady equipoise serodiscordant avant-garde ebullient bon vivant epicurean gregarious inclement soporific perseverate pedagogy commensurate elucidation generative sero- ichthyosis salient germane oligopoly rogue acquiescence pedantic gentrification parallax syntony clandestine plenary befuddle beleaguer deus ex machina zygote concomitant heterogeneous parochial obfuscate compendium compensatory time exegesis lubricious proxemics gerontological precipitous progenitor apraxia proprioception bombastic prodigious capricious pernicious elephantine genuflect scrivener chagrin haberdasher fennel cacophony kotow laudable prolific anapaest anathema equivoque amalgam filial mongoloid spastic blustery pastiche agglutination denizen elucidate hagiography amorphous locum tenens sublimation panacea anneal flummox sacrosanct tacit paradigmatic gossamer inflammable lacuna sequela liaise mezzanine armature stanchion inculcate Individuate argumentation positivism stymie protean axiology epistemology hackneyed hermeneutics idiosyncratic vestibular teleology ontology in vitro in vivo conviviality paroxysm sordid nihilism dramaturgy spindrift ab initio idiographic Interlocutor vermiform chauvinism gestalt

The definition for this word taken from the Terminology app, which is based on the Princeton University’s WordNet lexical database. If you are interested in how I created this resource and how I add new words to it, you can see my blog post Title of Blog Post.

Added to Project:

Reference Author: Montuori (2012)

Reference Citation:

Montuori, A. (2012). Creative Inquiry: Confronting the challenges of scholarship in the 21st century. Futures, 44(1), 64–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2011.08.008