ab ab·​sur·​do | \ ˌab-əb-ˈsər-ˌdō, ˌa-ˌbab-, -ˈzər- \

Definition of ab absurdo

: from absurdity used of an argument that an assertion is false because of its absurdity

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First Known Use of ab absurdo

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ab absurdo

borrowed from Latin

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“Ab absurdo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ab%20absurdo. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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