seminal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English seminal, semynal, from Old French seminal, seminale, from Latin sēminālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛmɪnəl/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

seminal (comparative more seminal, superlative most seminal)

  1. Of or relating to seed or semen.
  2. Creative or having the power to originate.
  3. Highly influential, especially in some original way, and providing a basis for future development or research.
    Synonyms: influential, pioneering
    "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" was a seminal work in the modern philosophy of science.
    • 2000, Walter Nicholson, Intermediate microeconomics and its application:
      For a seminal contribution to the economics of fertility, ....

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Noun[edit]

seminal (plural seminals)

  1. (obsolete) A seed.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sēminālis.

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seminal (masculine and feminine plural seminals)

  1. seminal

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sēminālis.

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seminal m or f (plural seminais, comparable)

  1. (botany) seminal (relating to seeds)
  2. (anatomy) seminal (relating to semen)
  3. seminal; creative; inventive
    Synonyms: criativo, inventivo, fértil
  4. seminal (highly influential)

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Further reading[edit]

  • seminal” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sēminālis.

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seminal (plural seminales)

  1. (botany) seminal (relating to seeds)
  2. (anatomy) seminal (relating to semen)
  3. seminal; creative; inventive
  4. seminal (highly influential)

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