• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Semination (Bot) Natural dispersion of seeds.
    • Semination The act of sowing or spreading.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n semination The act of sowing: the act of disseminating; insemination.
    • n semination Propagation; breeding.
    • n semination In botany, the natural dispersion of seeds; the process of seeding.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Semination act of sowing: natural dispersion of seed: propagation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. seminatio,: cf. F. sémination,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. semen, seminis, seed—serĕre, to sow.


In literature:

This was a seminal thought, bodied in an institution.
"The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible" by R. Heber Newton
The burhs were seminal towns.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
MARRIAGE IS A SURE AND SPECIFIC REMEDY for all the ills known as seminal losses.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Even involuntary seminal emissions were severely punishable.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
In relaxing, Aristotle long ago remarked, it aspirates the seminal fluid.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Whence fetch this seminal force and creative ideal?
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
Rains also wash the seminal dust down the plant, causing it to fasten and grow on the vine near the ground.
"The $100 Prize Essay on the Cultivation of the Potato; and How to Cook the Potato" by D. H. Compton and Pierre Blot
Hypochondria, in its various phases, results from the premature and unnatural waste of the seminal fluid.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
One night I had a dream with seminal emission.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
The action of these seminal fluids, therefore, seems to be two-fold, a dissolving and a nourishing.
"The Goat-gland Transplantation" by Sydney B. Flower

In news:

Campanile , the seminal L.A.
So much of the new music we've been loving here at XPN2 follows along trails that were blazed by seminal UK label Factory Records in the early 1980s.
The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal movie Psycho.
Fifty years after the publication of Rachel Carson's seminal Silent Spring, Pulitzer Prize nominee William Souder examines the legacy and lasting impact of Carson's passionate environmental work.
Bob Mould, co-founder of the seminal Minneapolis punk band Hüsker Dü, as well as the hit-making alt rock group Sugar, has written an autobiography.
More than 100 of the 168 photographs in the seminal 1975 show are included.
On November 11 in Newark, N.J. Bruce Boudreau sat Alexander Semin on the bench for more than half the game.
The Hurricanes might pursue two free agents: Shane Doan of Phoenx, or Alexander Semin.
Though it caused a stink at the time, it spawned one of the group's most seminal albums, "Exile on Main St." The title is a reference to their tax-dodging.
World of Opera encompasses the seminal operas of centuries past as well as today's masterpieces.
What does a seminal pop record get for its 25th birthday when it's already receiving an elaborate box set and a billion soda cans.
Is a seminal figure in the addiction field, who has now developed the on-line Life Process Gambling Program.
Alexander Semin criticism is unfair.
Why Ovechkin, Backstrom and Semin need more offensive-zone starts.
C-SPAN American Writers webpage explores Stowe 's seminal work.

In science:

Euler with his seminal paper concerning the “K¨onigsberg bridge problem”(1736), but it is only in the 50’s that network theory started to develop autonomously with the pioneering works of Erd˝os and R´enyi .
Weighted Fractal Networks
In the seminal paper Nekrasov has proposed to generalize the Seiberg-Witten prepotential including into the game besides unbroken gauge transformation also the space time rotations which allowed to localize instanton contributions around finite number of fixed points.
Recursion relations in CFT and N=2 SYM theory
The time reversal of the Bolthausen-Sznitman coalescent is studied by Basdevant and is shown to be an inhomogeneous fragmentation process after an exponential time change. A similar idea was already present in the seminal paper of Pitman [131].
Recent progress in coalescent theory
As observed by Granovetter’s seminal study, the proportion of jobs obtained through social contacts is usually large compared to those obtained through postings or agencies.
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market
Furthermore, these results explore only a corner of the full Regge regime, which is not the relevant regime for most phenomenology. A new slant on this sub ject was provided by the seminal work of , which used the AdS/CFT correspondence.
The Regge Limit for Green Functions in Conformal Field Theory