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Synonyms for seminal
ˈsɛm ə nlsem·i·nal

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  1. seminaladjective

    Of or relating to seed or semen.


  2. seminaladjective

    Creative or having the power to originate.

    primary, innovative

  3. seminaladjective

    Highly influential, especially in some original way, and providing a basis for future development or research.

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions was a seminal work in the modern philosophy of science.

    formative, innovative

Princeton's WordNet

  1. seminaladjective

    pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen

    "seminal fluid"

    germinal, originative


  2. germinal, originative, seminaladjective

    containing seeds of later development

    "seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"

    germinal, originative, creative


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. seminaladjective

    germinal, radical, original, rudimental

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  1. Ted Cruz:

    It is not complicated that on the seminal fight over amnesty in Congress, the Gang of Eight bill -- that was the brain child of Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama, would have granted amnesty to 12 million people here illegally -- that I stood with the American people and led the fight to defeat it in the United States Congress.

  2. Daniel Ives:

    This is really, I view it, as almost a seminal moment ... in terms of Bitcoin from a transaction perspective, i think this is really an eyebrow-raising move.

  3. Joe Votel:

    That is the seminal event that caused us to really focus on developing the capabilities, developing the organizations, developing the command control structure and developing an organization that was focused on conducting missions of great importance to our nation, we recognized that we could not allow ourselves, allow our country, to fall into that situation again.

  4. Maina Kiai:

    This seminal judgment by the Botswana High Court... reaffirms that everyone is entitled to the fundamental right to peacefully assemble and associate.

  5. Walter Foster:

    The allegations brought by the California state department [ are ] seminal, and probably bellwether type litigation for this industry, it's being brought by a state agency, so they have the resources of the state. They don't invest in those litigations until they know they have a good case. ... You take a case to make an example.

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