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English definition of “seminal”

seminal

adjective uk   /ˈsem.ɪ.nəl/ us  

seminal adjective (IMPORTANT)

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.

seminal adjective (LIQUID)

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