"ex nihilo" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term ex nihilo mean?

"Ex nihilo" is a Latin term that means "out of nothing." It refers to the concept of creation or generation from absolute nothingness or without preexisting materials or conditions.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "ex nihilo":
  • According to some religious beliefs, the universe was created ex nihilo by a divine being.
  • The artist's creativity allowed them to transform a blank canvas into a masterpiece, seemingly bringing art into existence ex nihilo.
  • In philosophy, the notion of creation ex nihilo raises questions about the origin and nature of existence itself.
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