Semination
Semination Sem`i*na"tion, n. [L. seminatio: cf. F. s['e]mination.] 1. The act of sowing or spreading. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Natural dispersion of seeds. --Martyn. [1913 Webster]


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  • Semination — (v. lat.), das Aussäen von Pflanzen, welches von diesen selbst ausgeht …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • sémination — [seminɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1765, Encyclopédie; du lat. semen. ❖ ♦ Didact. Dispersion naturelle des graines d une plante. ⇒ Dissémination …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • semination — [sem΄ə nā′shən] n. [L seminatio < seminare, to sow < semen, a SEED] 1. propagation or dissemination 2. Bot. the act or process of sowing seeds …   English World dictionary

  • semination — /sem euh nay sheuhn/, n. a sowing or impregnating; dissemination. [1525 35; < L semination (s. of seminatio), equiv. to seminat(us) (ptp. of seminare to sow, deriv. of semen seed, SEMEN) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • sémination — (sé mi na sion) s. f. Terme de botanique. Dispersion naturelle des graines d une plante. •   La sémination est uniquement l ouvrage de la nature, GENLIS Maison rust. t. II, p. 427. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. seminationem, de seminare, semer …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • semination — n. [L. semen, seed] Discharge of sperm; see insemination …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • semination — SYN: insemination. * * * sem·i·na·tion (sem″ĭ naґshən) [L. seminatio] insemination …   Medical dictionary

  • semination — sem·i·na·tion || ‚semɪ neɪʃn n. fertilization, impregnation; distribution, dispersal, act of scattering …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semination — sem·i·na·tion …   English syllables

  • semination — /sɛməˈneɪʃən/ (say semuh nayshuhn) noun the sowing or production of seed …   Australian English dictionary

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