Seminal vs Aboriginal - What's the difference?
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Seminal is a related term of aboriginal.
As adjectives the difference between seminal and aboriginal
is that seminal
is seminal while aboriginal
is of or pertaining to australian aboriginal peoples, aborigines, or their language.
As a noun aboriginal is
an aboriginal inhabitant of australia, aborigine.
As a proper noun aboriginal is
any of the native languages spoken by australian aborigines.
Of or relating to seed or semen.
Creative or having the power to originate.
Highly influential, especially in some original way, and providing a basis for future development or research.
- The idea of God is, beyond all question or comparison, the one great seminal principle.
- "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" was a seminal work in the modern philosophy of science.
* (relating to seed) germinal
* (creative) innovative, primary
* (highly influential) innovative, formative
(obsolete) A seed.
* Sir Thomas Browne
- the seminals of spiders and scorpions
First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive.
* 1814 , , The Excursion , Longman et al. (publishers), [http://books.google.com/books?id=T18JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA277&dq=aboriginal page 277]:
Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans.
- Green in the Church-yard, beautiful and green; / / And mantled o'er with aboriginal turf / And everlasting flowers.
(Aboriginal) [ ]
* (indigenous to a place) native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval
An animal or plant native to a region.
* Charles Darwin
- It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
* Using uncapitalized aboriginal to refer to people or anything associated with people may cause offence.
* In Canada, style manuals recommend against using the noun Aboriginal for a person or people.
* See also the usage notes under Aboriginal .