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.




(en adjective)
  • 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.
  • * Hare
  • 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.
  • *
  • Synonyms

    * (relating to seed) germinal * (creative) innovative, primary * (highly influential) innovative, formative

    Derived terms

    * seminality * seminally


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A seed.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • the seminals of spiders and scorpions






    (en adjective)
  • First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive.
  • * 1814 , , The Excursion , Longman et al. (publishers), [ page 277]:
  • Green in the Church-yard, beautiful and green; / / And mantled o'er with aboriginal turf / And everlasting flowers.
  • Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Synonyms

    * (indigenous to a place) native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval

    Derived terms

    * aboriginality * aboriginally


    (en noun)
  • An animal or plant native to a region.
  • * Charles Darwin
  • It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Usage notes

    * 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 .