ex nihilo[eks′ nī′ə lō′, -ni′hil ō′; -nē′-]
ex nihilo definition by Webster's New World
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out of nothing: the poet does not write ex nihilo
ex nihilo definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adverb & adj.
Out of nothing.
Origin: Latin ex nihilō : ex, out of + nihilō, ablative of nihil, nothing.