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seminal

adjective (IMPORTANT)    /ˈsem.ɪ.nəl/ formal
containing important new ideas and having a great influence on later work: She wrote a seminal article on the subject while she was still a student. He played a seminal role in the formation of the association.Very important or urgent
(Definition of seminal adjective (IMPORTANT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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