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"seminal" in British English

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seminaladjective

uk   us   /ˈsem.ɪ.nəl/

seminal adjective (IMPORTANT)

formal containingimportant new ​ideas and having a ​greatinfluence on ​laterwork: 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.

seminal adjective (LIQUID)

[before noun] specialized biology connected with semen : seminal ​fluid
(Definition of seminal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"seminal" in American English

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seminaladjective

 us   /ˈsem·ə·nəl/
containingimportant new ​ideas that ​influencelater developments: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is ​regarded as a seminal ​work of American ​literature.
(Definition of seminal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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