Synonyms of 'ab initio'
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from the first
from the start
from the beginning
from the outset
from the very beginning
from the introduction
from the starting point
from the inception
from the commencement
from the word `go' (informal)
Initially means soon after the beginning of a process or situation, rather than in the middle or at the end of it.
Initially, they were wary of him.
When you say what happened or was the case originally, you are saying what happened or was the case when something began or came into existence, often to contrast it with what happened later.
The castle was originally surrounded by a moat.
Thesaurus for ab initio from the Collins English Thesaurus
from the start ; from scratch