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ab esse

[ ahb-es-se; English ab-es-ee ]
/ ɑbˈɛs sɛ; English æbˈɛs i /
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Latin.
(in logic and philosophy) from existence, as used in the Latin phrase ab esse ad posse valet consequentia, meaning “From the fact that something exists, it follows that it is possible.”
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