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Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible.
Yuan T. Lee

Meaning of "ab initio" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AB INITIO

ab initio  [æb ɪˈnɪʃɪˌəʊ] play
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WHAT DOES AB INITIO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ab initio

Ab initio is a Latin term meaning "from the beginning" and is derived from the Latin ab + initio, ablative singular of initium.

Definition of ab initio in the English dictionary

The definition of ab initio in the dictionary is from the start; from scratch.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AB INITIO


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ˈɔːdɪˌəʊ
braggadocio
ˌbræɡəˈdəʊtʃɪˌəʊ
cameo
ˈkæmɪˌəʊ
capriccio
kəˈprɪtʃɪˌəʊ
internuncio
ˌɪntəˈnʌnʃɪˌəʊ
Kuroshio
kəˈrəʊʃɪˌəʊ
Lashio
ˈlæʃɪˌəʊ
Mogadiscio
ˌmɒɡəˈdɪʃɪˌəʊ
mustachio
məˈstɑːʃɪˌəʊ
nuncio
ˈnʌnʃɪˌəʊ
olio
ˈəʊlɪˌəʊ
patio
ˈpætɪˌəʊ
petitio
pɪˈtɪʃɪˌəʊ
pistachio
pɪˈstɑːʃɪˌəʊ
ratio
ˈreɪʃɪˌəʊ
rodeo
ˈrəʊdɪˌəʊ
scenario
sɪˈnɑːrɪˌəʊ
Scorpio
ˈskɔːpɪˌəʊ
studio
ˈstjuːdɪˌəʊ
video
ˈvɪdɪˌəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AB INITIO

ab ovo
ab urbe condita
aba
abac
abaca
abaci
aback
abacterial
abactinal
abactinally
abactor
abacus
Abadan
Abaddon
abaft
abaka
Abakan
abalone
abalone shell

WORDS THAT END LIKE AB INITIO

aspect ratio
branching ratio
bypass ratio
cash ratio
compression ratio
fellatio
focal ratio
food conversion ratio
gear ratio
golden ratio
gyromagnetic ratio
liquid assets ratio
liquidity ratio
loss ratio
mass ratio
P-D ratio
P/E ratio
Poisson´s ratio
price-earnings ratio
signal-to-noise ratio

Synonyms and antonyms of ab initio in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AB INITIO»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ab initio» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ab initio

Translation of «ab initio» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AB INITIO

Find out the translation of ab initio to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ab initio from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ab initio» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

从头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ab initio
570 millions of speakers

English

ab initio
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आदितः
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

منذ البداية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неэмпирические
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ab initio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ab initio
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ab-initio-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

最初から
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

순이 론적
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ab initio
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ab
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अॅब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ab
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ab initio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ab initio
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

неемпіричні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ab initio
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ab initio
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

AB initio
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ab initio
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ab initio
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ab initio

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AB INITIO»

The term «ab initio» is quite widely used and occupies the 46.218 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AB INITIO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ab initio

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QUOTES WITH «AB INITIO»

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Yuan T. Lee
Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AB INITIO»

Discover the use of ab initio in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ab initio and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Computational Materials Science: From Ab Initio to Monte ...
This book introduces new theoretical techniques in materials research.
Kaoru Ohno, Keivan Esfarjani, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, 1999
2
Quantum Chemistry: The Development of Ab Initio Methods in ...
For each of 150 landmark papers in ab initio molecular electronic structure methods, the author provides a lucid commentary.
Henry F. Schaefer, 2004
3
Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics: Basic Theory and Advanced Methods
This fascinating text for graduate students and researchers contains systematic derivations of various ab initio molecular dynamics techniques to enable readers to understand and assess the merits and drawbacks of commonly used methods.
Dominik Marx, Jürg Hutter, 2009
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Ab initio molecular orbital theory
Describes and discusses the use of theoretical models as an alternative to experiment in making accurate predictions of chemical phenomena.
Warren J. Hehre, 1986
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Polarization Effects in Semiconductors: From Ab Initio ...
This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers working in the field of wide-bandgap semiconductor physics and their device applications.
Colin Wood, Debdeep Jena, 2007
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Mathematical Models and Methods for Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry
The true difficulty arose with the need to model larger systems while possibly taking into account their interaction with their environment. Hand calculations were no longer possible, and computing science came into the picture.
M. Defranceschi, C. Le Bris, 2000
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Optimised Projections for the Ab Initio Simulation of Large ...
The use of nonorthogonal functions in the context of electronic structure calculations is extensively discussed and clarified, with new interpretations and results, and, on this topic, this work may serve as a reference for future workers ...
David D. O'Regan, 2011
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Quantum-Mechanical Ab-initio Calculation of the Properties ...
A number of general-purpose, reasonably accurate and well-tested ab-initio codes for crystals are discussed in this book. The aim is to expand competence of their application in material sciences and solid-state physics.
C. Pisani, 1996
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Advances in Chemical Physics, AB INITIO Methods in Quantum ...
Filled with cutting-edge research reported in a cohesive manner not found elsewhere in the literature, each volume of the Advances in Chemical Physics series serves as the perfect supplement to any advanced graduate class devoted to the ...
K. P. Lawley, 2009
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Advances in Chemical Physics, AB INITIO Methods in Quantum ...
Filled with cutting-edge research reported in a cohesive manner not found elsewhere in the literature, each volume of the Advances in Chemical Physics series serves as the perfect supplement to any advanced graduate class devoted to the ...
K. P. Lawley, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AB INITIO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ab initio is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greece votes 'No.' Grexit, 'Plan Z' to follow?
... and would have required rebuilding the Greek economy and banking system ab initio, including isolating Greek banks by disconnecting them ... «Communities Digital News, Jul 15»
2
The Relocation Of Prisoners To Anambra State And The Federal …
... of law and order within and outside its four walls. Thus, ab initio, it is not qualified to house such high-profile and dangerous prisoners. «SaharaReporters.com, Jul 15»
3
Annulment of marriage does not void children's legitimate status
Should the court grant the petition, the marriage which is the subject thereof will be considered void ab initio or void from the very beginning. «The Manila Times, Jul 15»
4
APC To Wike: You Are Running A Govt Of Deceit
The question is: did the Wike team really have a development programme for the state ab initio as claimed? “The seeming confusion the ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
5
Child marriage in the time of #selfiewithdaughter
The standing committee proposed that all child marriages solemnised after the enactment of the new law be treated as void ab initio (invalid ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
6
NDC's Revenge on the People of Ghana
... with the risible argument that some contract was not approved by Ghana's parliament and therefore invalid, such a person is a loser ab initio. «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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We Criticize Buhari For Things Most Of Us Are Guilty Of: Shame …
... unpardonable blunder by refusing “ab initio” to closely monitor and supervise what is going on in the legislative branch of their Government. «SaharaReporters.com, Jul 15»
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MiG 29K simulator commissioned | Kochi NYOOOZ
“Further, it would familiarise ab initio flyers to the technical aspects of cockpit operations.” This is the second MiG 29K simulator of the Navy. «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
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Scales of Justice: 18 cases heard at Banbury and Oxford …
CAE Oxford Aviation Academy is the largest ab initio flight training network in the world with... Ecopac UK Ltd Customer Service / Sales ... «The Oxford Times, Jul 15»
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Nkrumah, Nkrumaism, Nkrumaists and Nkrumacracy. Part One
But, in general, the Nkrumaist position is doomed ab initio: they must defend the terroristic rule of an arrant tyrant and a blatant traitor...his ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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