Definitions for seminalˈsɛm ə nl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sem•i•nalˈsɛm ə nl(adj.)
pertaining to, containing, or consisting of semen.
highly original and influencing the development of future events:
a seminal artist; seminal ideas.
Origin of seminal:
1350–1400; < L sēminālis, der. of sēmin-, s. of sēmen seed, semen
pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen
germinal, originative, seminal(adj)
containing seeds of later development
"seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"
Of or relating to seed or semen.
Creative or having the power to originate.
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.
Origin: From seminalis.
pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, seed or semen; as, the seminal fluid
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
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