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I happened to fall into a job that wound up being a seminal piece of television history, which was a show I did on HBO called 'The Wire.' That experience really set the bar for me and opened a lot of doors. It also gave me a lot of street cred in terms of my phone ringing and job offers.
Deirdre Lovejoy

Meaning of "seminal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SEMINAL

From Late Latin sēminālis belonging to seed, from Latin sēmen seed.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SEMINAL

seminal  [ˈsɛmɪnəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEMINAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Seminal is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SEMINAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of seminal in the English dictionary

The first definition of seminal in the dictionary is potentially capable of development. Other definition of seminal is highly original, influential, and important. Seminal is also rudimentary or unformed.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SEMINAL


abdominal
æbˈdɒmɪnəl
bigeminal
baɪˈdʒɛmɪnəl
binominal
baɪˈnɒmɪnəl
criminal
ˈkrɪmɪnəl
feminal
ˈfɛmɪnəl
foraminal
fɒˈræmɪnəl
germinal
ˈdʒɜːmɪnəl
liminal
ˈlɪmɪnəl
luminal
ˈluːmɪnəl
multiterminal
ˌmʌltɪˈtɜːmɪnəl
nominal
ˈnɒmɪnəl
phenomenal
fɪˈnɒmɪnəl
pronominal
prəʊˈnɒmɪnəl
quadrigeminal
ˌkwɒdrɪˈdʒɛmɪnəl
ruminal
ˈruːmɪnəl
subliminal
sʌbˈlɪmɪnəl
subterminal
sʌbˈtɜːmɪnəl
superluminal
ˌsuːpəˈluːmɪnəl
terminal
ˈtɜːmɪnəl
trigeminal
traɪˈdʒɛmɪnəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEMINAL

semimystical
seminality
seminally
seminar
seminarial
seminarian
seminaries
seminarist
seminary
seminate
semination
seminatural
seminiferous
Seminole
seminoma
seminomad
seminomadic
seminomata
seminude
seminudity

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEMINAL

adnominal
air terminal
career criminal
computer terminal
container terminal
cybercriminal
dumb terminal
ferry terminal
final
freight terminal
geminal
intelligent terminal
noncriminal
nonterminal
oil terminal
petty criminal
point-of-sale terminal
prenominal
staminal
visual display terminal
war criminal

Synonyms and antonyms of seminal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SEMINAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «seminal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of seminal

Translation of «seminal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEMINAL

Find out the translation of seminal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of seminal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «seminal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 有重大影响的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

influyente
570 millions of speakers

English

seminal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लाभदायक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المنوي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

семенной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

seminal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধাতুগত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

phare
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Seminal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

grundlegend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

影響力の大きい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

영향력이 큰
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Seminal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc về tinh dịch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விஞ்ஞான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फायनल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sperm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fondamentale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nasienny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

насіннєвий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

seminal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπερματικού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seminale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

seminal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

seminal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of seminal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEMINAL»

The term «seminal» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.365 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEMINAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about seminal

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10 QUOTES WITH «SEMINAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word seminal.
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Kage Baker
For all its flaws, 'The Hands of Orlac' really is a seminal film, and if you're partial to that particular B-movie subgenre of Demon Body Parts, you really ought to see it.
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Stephen Chbosky
'Harold and Maude' was a seminal movie for me because it's not only a beautiful love story, but it's also about the moment when misfits find each other.
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Drew Goddard
Like everyone else, I love 'Born Again:' that was a seminal work for me. Everything Frank Miller did on 'Daredevil' is like the Bible.
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Peter Guber
The seminal elements of what makes a story great - challenge, struggle, resolution - are the same whether we're talking about story content for a movie such as 'Rain Man,' or telling a purposeful story to forge new business relationships or conclude a fruitful transaction, such as acquiring an NBA franchise.
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George Kaiser
America's 'social contract' is equal opportunity... yet we have failed in achieving that seminal goal.
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Rory Kennedy
I've always been interested in Vietnam, feel it's a seminal event in our nation's history, and have explored it over the years - but I hadn't been interested in doing a documentary about it. I felt there had been a lot done about Vietnam, and didn't know if I could add anything new to the discussion.
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Deirdre Lovejoy
I happened to fall into a job that wound up being a seminal piece of television history, which was a show I did on HBO called 'The Wire.' That experience really set the bar for me and opened a lot of doors. It also gave me a lot of street cred in terms of my phone ringing and job offers.
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Emma McLaughlin
Read at a time when everything feels intense, seminal, and like you're the first person to discover it, freshman year of college, Carol Gilligan's 'In a Different Voice' made my hair stand on end with awe.
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Mark Morris
That piece has been choreographed so badly so many times. I'm loathe to do it but I may eventually because it is one of the seminal art works of the twentieth century.
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Siddhartha Mukherjee
There's a phrase in Shakespeare: he refers to it as the 'hidden imposthume', and this idea of a hidden swelling is seminal to cancer. But even in more contemporary writing it's called 'the big C'.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEMINAL»

Discover the use of seminal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to seminal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Seminal: The Anthology of Canada's Gay Male Poets
A groundbreaking, comprehensive anthology of Canadian gay male poetry, the first of its kind, that reveals a national queer poetic that is equal parts eloquent, subversive, and moving.
John Barton, Billeh Nickerson, 2007
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Global Justice: Seminal Essays
These two books, companion volumes sold separately, fill this gap by providing a sample of the best recent work on these themes.
Thomas Pogge, Darrel Moellendorf, 2008
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Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities ...
The result has been a rather narrow debate on sexuality. By providing accounts of a myriad sites and meanings of sexuality, this remarkable volume broadens the debate on sexuality in South Asia.
Sanjay Srivastava, 2004
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Seminal Plasma Proteins: Advances in Research and ...
Seminal Plasma Proteins: Advances in Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Seminal Plasma Proteins in a compact format.
‎2012
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The Story of Bioethics: From Seminal Works to Contemporary ...
This literally "refreshing" collection is based on the notion that the future of bioethics is inseparable from its past.
Jennifer K. Walter, Eran P. Klein, 2003
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Smith's Textbook of Endourology
The seminal vesicles are believed to play a major, but not yet fully understood, role in male fertility. They are part of a complex of accessory sex glands and structures including the prostate, the bulbourethral glands (Cowper's glands) and  ...
Arthur D. Smith, 2007
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Approaching Photography: 'A Seminal Work...Revised and Updated'
A revised and updated edition of Paul Hill's seminal book of photojournalism, providing a course in photographic aesthetics for students of photography.
Paul Hill, Jr., Roger Taylor, MD, 2004
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Surgical Pathology of Prostate & Seminal Vesicles
Written expressly for the surgical pathologist, the pathology resi-dent and the urologic surgeon, this volume describes the histopathologic appearances of diseases affecting the prostate and the seminal vesicles.
Joseph Kovi, 1988
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Four Seminal Thinkers in International Theory: Machiavelli, ...
In these four lectures Wight takes the archetypal thinkers of the three traditions - Machiavelli, Grotius, and Kant - to whom he adds Mazzini, the father of all revolutionary nationalism (and so the prototype of such as Nehru, Nasser, and ...
Martin Wight, Gabriele Wight, Brian Porter, 2005
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MRI of the Pelvis: A Text Atlas
Hedvig Hricak The seminal vesicles, situated 12 to 15 cm from the anal verge, are difficult to palpate digitally, and radiologic assessment is an important tool in clinical evaluation.1 Radiologic studies are appropriate in the investigation of ...
Hedvig Hricak, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEMINAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term seminal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kickstarting an omnibus of seminal punk zine BLT
It's been 25 years since the zine BLT started, the early intersection of punk and and desktop publishing. Amelia G, created BLT in a DC punk group house called ... «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
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Chase could be seminal moment for Somerset
Mid-June is arguably too soon to write off a team's prospects for the season. Nevertheless, the final morning of Somerset's tussle with Nottinghamshire at ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jun 15»
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At UN, Jewish organizations mark seminal Iraqi pogrom
This Monument, 'Prayer,' in Ramat Gan, is in memory of the Jews who were killed in Iraq during the Farhud pogrom (1941) and in the 1960s. . (photo ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jun 15»
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Peter Bodo's 'Ashe vs. Connors' captures seminal moment in …
Peter Bodo's 'Ashe vs. Connors' captures seminal moment in modern tennis history. Print Email · Douglas Perry | The Oregonian/OregonLive By Douglas Perry ... «OregonLive.com, May 15»
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Seminal fluid aggravates endometriosis, study finds
Researchers for the first time have found a link between a major component of semen and endometriosis, a condition in which tissue that typically lines a ... «RedOrbit, May 15»
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Hulu is adapting the seminal 90s adventure game Myst for TV
Legendary Television and Hulu have teamed up to create a TV drama based on the seminal early '90s PC adventure game, Myst. The Amazing Spider-Man and ... «Digital Trends, May 15»
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Study links seminal fluid to endometriosis
Seminal fluid may aggravate endometriosis, report Australian researchers, who suggest women with the condition might benefit from condom protection during ... «6minutes, May 15»
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Blackfella/Whitefella by Warumpi Band – Australia's seminal
Blackfella/Whitefella by Warumpi Band – Australia's seminal reconciliation song. Australian Anthems Fronted by the charismatic George Rrurrambu, the ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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A Seminal SCOTUS Decision Holding Thousands of State Agencies …
In late February, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the most important case relevant to state and local government in the last 72 years. That statement sounds like ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
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William Smith: Seminal geology map re-discovered
William Smith's 1815 depiction of the geology of England, Wales and part of Scotland is a seminal piece of work. The first map of its kind produced anywhere in ... «BBC News, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Seminal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/seminal>. Dec 2019 ».
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