Definitions for seminalˈsɛm ə nl

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  1. seminal(adj)

    pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen

    "seminal fluid"

  2. germinal, originative, seminal(adj)

    containing seeds of later development

    "seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"

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  1. Seminal(a.)

    Hence: Holding the first place in a series of developed results or consequents; serving as a source, or first principle; giving rise to related ideas or results; germinal; radical; primary; original; as, seminal principles of generation; seminal virtue; a seminal discovery.

  2. Origin: [L. seminalis, fr. semen, seminis, seed, akin to serere to sow: cf. F. seminal. See Sow to scatter seed.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. seminal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to seed or semen.

  2. seminal(Adjective)

    Creative or having the power to originate.

  3. seminal(Adjective)

    Highly influential, especially in some original way, and providing a basis for future development or research.

    "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" was a seminal work in the modern philosophy of science.

  4. Origin: From seminalis.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Seminal(adj)

    pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, seed or semen; as, the seminal fluid

  2. Seminal(adj)

    contained in seed; holding the relation of seed, source, or first principle; holding the first place in a series of developed results or consequents; germinal; radical; primary; original; as, seminal principles of generation; seminal virtue

  3. Seminal(noun)

    a seed

  4. Origin: [L. seminalis, fr. semen, seminis, seed, akin to serere to sow: cf. F. seminal. See Sow to scatter seed.]


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