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sem·i·nal

 (sĕm′ə-nəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, containing, or conveying semen or seed.
2. Of, relating to, or having the power to originate; creative.
3. Highly influential in an original way; constituting or providing a basis for further development: a seminal idea in the creation of a new theory.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sēminālis, from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see semen.]

sem′i·nal·ly adv.

seminal

(ˈsɛmɪnəl)
adj
1. potentially capable of development
2. highly original, influential, and important
3. rudimentary or unformed
4. (Zoology) of or relating to semen: seminal fluid.
5. (Biology) biology of or relating to seed
[C14: from Late Latin sēminālis belonging to seed, from Latin sēmen seed]
ˌsemiˈnality n
ˈseminally adv

sem•i•nal

(ˈsɛm ə nl)

adj.
1. pertaining to, containing, or consisting of semen.
2. highly original and influencing the development of future events: a seminal artist; seminal ideas.
[1350–1400; < Latin sēminālis, derivative of sēmin-, s. of sēmen seed, semen]
sem′i•nal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.seminal - pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen; "seminal fluid"
2.seminal - containing seeds of later development; "seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"
original - being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"

seminal

adjective influential, important, ground-breaking, original, creative, productive, innovative, imaginative, formative Those beautiful tracks appear on this seminal album.
Translations
mullistavasiemenuraauurtava
sėklinis

seminal

[ˈsemɪnl] ADJ
1. (Physiol) [fluid, liquid] → seminal
2. (fig) [idea, work, event, study] → seminal

seminal

[ˈsɛmɪnəl] adj
(= influential) [work, book, author] → phare
a seminal work → une œuvre phare, une œuvre-phare
a seminal film → un film phare, un film-phare
(BIOLOGY) [vesicle, fluid] → séminal(e)

seminal

adj
seminal fluidSamenflüssigkeit f
(= embryonic)keimhaft (geh); to be present in a seminal stateim Keim vorhanden sein
(form: = influential) book, author, texteinflussreich; ideasertragreich; eventgrundlegend; of seminal importancevon herausragender Bedeutung

seminal

[ˈsɛmɪnl] adj (fig) (book, film) → che ha fatto scuola

sem·i·nal

a. seminal, rel. a una semilla o que consiste de una semilla.

seminal

adj seminal
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