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ˈsɛm ə nlsem·i·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

GCIDE

  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.]

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seminal

    sem′in-al, adj. pertaining to seed: radical: rudimentary.—n. (obs.) a seed.—n. Seminal′ity, the germinating principle.—v.t. Sem′ināte, to sow: to propagate: to disseminate.—n. Seminā′tion, act of sowing: natural dispersion of seed: propagation.—adjs. Seminif′erous, seed-bearing: producing seed; Seminif′ic, producing seed.—ns. Seminificā′tion; Sem′inist, one who holds that the admixture of the male and female seed originates the new individual. [L. semen, seminis, seed—serĕre, to sow.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seminal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seminal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of seminal in a Sentence

  1. Maina Kiai:

    This seminal judgment by the Botswana High Court... reaffirms that everyone is entitled to the fundamental right to peacefully assemble and associate.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Innovation, in actuality, is often the result of generations of product development that involves many iterations and numerous failures. Real Innovators are those who ultimately reorganize and re-format a culmination of this iterative know-how into a fabulous framework leading to a successful new product, novel process and a stronger company. Iterative innovation has always been as important as seminal innovation, imho, involving significant risks that often come with exceptional rewards.

  3. John Thune:

    That was sort of the seminal moment.

  4. Keith Richards:

    Stadiums, I love them, especially when the weather's on our side, when God joins the band, it's really nice to play indoors and auditoriums with a controlled environment, but at the same time, it's a different feeling playing outside, especially stadiums ... It's a looser feeling. Pre-sale tickets went on sale Wednesday and general tickets start Monday. The tour also celebrates the June 9 re-release of the Stones' seminal 1971 album.

  5. Nicholas Pinchuk:

    We are today in a global competition for jobs. And, the best way to make America successful in this environment is to arm our people with the technical capabilities that enable them to win that global contest for prosperity, the upskilling of the American workforce is the seminal issue of our time. We must refocus on technical education, restore our respect for the dignity of work and celebrate technical jobs not as the consolation prize of our society, but as what they really are -- a national calling essential to our ongoing prosperity.

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