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Word: seminal

Definition: related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field

Sentences Containing 'seminal'

"Doomdark's Revenge" is the sequel to the seminal ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC game "The Lords of Midnight" by Mike Singleton.
"The Valachi Papers", which told the story of Mafia turncoat Joseph Valachi, is widely considered to be a seminal work, as it spawned an entire genre of books written by or about former Mafiosi.
1956) was a seminal ruling in United States telecommunications law decided by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Another form of support comes from the seminal case "Computer Associates Int'l v. Altai", 982 F.2d 693.
At the time, home video game consoles were extremely rare—even the seminal Atari Pong console had yet to be produced.
Big Drill Car was formed in 1987 while Frank Daly and Mark Arnold (musician) were still in the seminal OC punk band M.I.A..
Both Condon and Gottman compiled their seminal research by intensively reviewing film footage.
Budin is known as the father of modern perinatology, and his seminal work "The Nursling" ("Le Nourisson" in French) became the first major publication to deal with the care of the neonate.
Coronto International was a seminal Konpa band from Haiti formed in 1955 by saxophone players Nemours Jean Baptiste and Weber Sicot.
During copulation, sperm is ejaculated out of the male and into the female uterus where it is stored in the seminal receptable and fertilization of the eggs occur.
Durkheim's seminal monograph, "Suicide" (1897), a case study of suicide rates amongst Catholic and Protestant populations, distinguished sociological analysis from psychology or philosophy.
He also authored four books about the history of Croatian cinema, including his seminal work "101 Years of Film in Croatia 1896–1997" published in 1998.
He is probably best known for his participation in Herbie Hancock's "Mwandishi" sextet and Headhunters band, and for performing on Miles Davis's seminal fusion record, "Bitches Brew".
He was a Beatles fan until the age of eleven when he first listened to Frank Sinatra's seminal "Songs for Swingin' Lovers".
He was member of the band Squirrel Bait and went on to create the seminal band Slint.
Her 1949 collection of essays, "The Art of T. S. Eliot", is regarded a seminal work on the poet.
His last credit was for second unit photography on John Ford's seminal "The Searchers" (1956).
His PhD was a seminal work on Quantum field theory, developing asymptotic expansions for perturbation expansions.
Hood also made seminal discoveries in the field of molecular immunology.
However, in the time since the publication of this seminal work, no other widely accepted explanation of charge quantization has appeared.
However, it established his international reputation, and today is widely seen as seminal in the early history of the Romantic movement in French painting.
Hunter S. Thompson's seminal 1970 essay "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved" detailed the running of the Derby won by Dust Commander.
In 1873, Sir William Gull delivered a second seminal paper alongside his "Anorexia nervosa" work in which he demonstrated that the cause of myxoedema is atrophy of the thyroid gland.
In 1981 he received the Leroy P. Steele Prize from the American Mathematical Society for seminal contributions to research.
In males (small, young animals) a penis with an open seminal groove on its dorsal side arises behind the right tentacle; in females (larger, older) a vestige of this persists.
In the 1970s, he made his seminal discovery of the genetic basis of heterosis in rice.
It would solve a lot of tedious chat using words like "vintage" and "seminal" and "authentic", or "cutting-edge" and "innovative" and (absolutely the very very worst worst of all) "zeitgeist".
Largely acclaimed, particularly in England, the album proved influential, described in 2001 by BBC as a "seminal" work.
MacDonald's seminal work, however, is "The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark".
MUSCL stands for "Modified Upwind Scheme for Conservation Laws", and the term was introduced in a seminal paper by Bram van Leer (van Leer, 1979).
Published in 1957, "The Rise of the Novel" is considered by many contemporary literary scholars as the seminal work on the origins of the novel, and an important study of literary realism.
QBE is a seminal work in end-user development, frequently cited in research papers as an early example of this topic.
Scotland has played a seminal role in the development of rugby, notably in Rugby sevens, which were initially conceived by Ned Haig, a butcher from Melrose as a fundraising event for his local club in 1883.
She is recognized as a seminal influence in bringing street dance to the attention of the American public.
Since I have undertaken to manhandle this Leviathan, it behooves me to approve myself omnisciently exhaustive in the enterprise; not overlooking the minutest seminal germs of his blood, and spinning him out to the uttermost coil of his bowels.
Smith's "The Skylark of Space", written between 1915 and 1920, was a seminal space opera that found no ready market when "Argosy" stopped printing science fiction.
The cinematographer, Raoul Coutard, shot some of the seminal films of the Nouvelle Vague, including Godard's "Breathless".
The concept of a "guided democracy" was developed in the 20th century by Walter Lippmann in his seminal work "Public Opinion" (1922) and by Edward Louis Bernays in his work "Crystallizing Public Opinion".
The incident is seen as one of the seminal events in the Civil Rights Movement in America.
The Klondike Gold Rush was the seminal event in the Yukon's history.
The resulting research and papers lead to their publication of the seminal book Firewalls and Internet Security, one of the first to describe the architecture of a firewall in detail.
The series follows the pop culture events of that year, including the emergence of seminal K-pop group Seo Taiji and Boys and the Korean Basketball League.
The term gained traction when in 1973, David McClelland, Ph.D. wrote a seminal paper entitled, "Testing for Competence Rather Than for Intelligence".
The two men would come together again in 1922 with the founding of the seminal Mingxing Film Company, which would dominate Shanghai's film industry for the next fifteen years.
These included the seminal compilation "The Indestructible Beat of Soweto" and Paul Simon's "Graceland" album.
They were staples of the seminal San Antonio rock and punk bar Taco Land before the murder of owner Ram Ayala. Reviews.
This seminal tract, which had enduring influence on German deism in particular, represented that no true religion could rely on any doctrines that could not be divined through human reason.
Vladimir Martynov has authored several books and seminal articles on musical theory, history and philosophy of music.
Wayne Smith's "Under Me Sleng Teng" was produced by King Jammy in 1985 on a Casio MT-40 synthesizer and is generally recognized as the seminal ragga song.
What stands out in seminal work "Wealth of Nations," however, is that their patron saint was not pure or doctrinaire about this idea.

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::: somatic - pertaining to the body; bodily; physical
::: efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
::: grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
::: truism - self-evident truth
::: deposition - testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning