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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Over again, anew.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Anew, afresh, from the beginning; without consideration of previous instances, proceedings or determinations.
  • adv. anew (from the beginning)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Anew; from the beginning.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. from the beginning


Latin dē novō.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin adverb dē novō ("from the new"); from  ("from") + novō, the ablative singular of novus ("new"). (Wiktionary)


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