Seminal meaning

sĕmə-nəl
Of essential importance.
  • Basic; central; principal.
  • Crucial; critical; pivotal.
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Being the first or earliest of something and later recognized as having been of primary influence.

A seminal jazz band.

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Creative or having the power to originate.
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Of or containing seed or semen.
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Of reproduction.

Seminal power.

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Highly influential, especially in some original way, and providing a basis for future development or research.
  • 2000, Walter Nicholson, Intermediate microeconomics and its application.
    For a seminal contribution to the economics of fertility....

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

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The definition of seminal is something related to semen or to the seeds of a plant.

An example of seminal is the fluid containing the sperm required to make a baby.

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Of, relating to, or having the power to originate; creative.
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Highly influential in an original way; constituting or providing a basis for further development.

A seminal idea in the creation of a new theory.

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Like seed in being a source or a first stage in development; germinal; originative.

A seminal book.

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Seminal is defined as some discovery or event that strongly influenced what came after.

An example of seminal was the discovery of electricity.

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Of, relating to, containing, or conveying semen or seed.
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Relating to, containing, or conveying semen or seed.
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Of or relating to seed or semen.
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(obsolete) A seed.
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Origin of seminal

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin sēminālis from sēmen sēmin- seed semen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sÄ“minālis.

    From Wiktionary