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Definition of the adjective trivial

What does trivial mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more trivial / most trivial

  1. (informal) small and of little importance
  2. of little substance or significance
  3. concerned with trivialities
    • examples: a trivial young woman | a trivial mind
    • similar: frivolous

Alternative definition of the adjective trivial

adjective

  1. Of little significance or value.
  2. Common, ordinary.
  3. Concerned with or involving trivia.
  4. [biology] Relating to or designating the name of a species; specific as opposed to generic.
  5. [mathematics] Of, relating to, or being the simplest possible case.
  6. [mathematics] Self-evident.
  7. Pertaining to the trivium.

Films

  1. "Trivial" is a 2007 crime-drama film directed by Sophie Marceau.
  2. "Trivial" is a 2013 short drama film written and directed by Michael Callahan.

Miscellanea

Trivial a.k.a. Triviality: In mathematics, the adjective trivial is frequently used for objects that have a very simple structure. The noun triviality usually refers to a simple technical aspect of some proof or definition. The origin of the term in mathematical language comes from the medieval trivium curriculum. The antonym nontrivial is commonly used by engineers and mathematicians to indicate a statement or theorem that is not obvious or easy to prove.

Phrases with Trivial

  1. Trivial name
  2. Trivial Functional Dependency

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Google previewWisconsin Journal of Education (1877)

The word trivial means light, foolish, ...

Google previewA Botanical Dictionary: Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany ... The Second Edition, with Many Additions, and Illustrative Plates (1805)

by Colin MILNE

Trivial name. Spmfi: dame. HEBENSTRETlA dentala. HEBENSTRETlA soliil dentatis. HEBENSTRETlAmra'afa. HEBENSTRETXA foliis subcarnolis, cordatis, sesiilihus. PY R U s Maius. PY a U s soliis serrau's, umbellis sessilibus. PYRUS ...

Google previewA Botanical Dictionary (1805)

Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany by Colin Milne

Trivial name. Hebenstretia dentata. Hebenstretia cordala. Py R u s Mains. Pyrus Cjdtiiia. Specific name. Hebenstretia foliis clematis. Hebenstretia foliis subcarnosis, cordaiis, scssilihus. Pyrus foliis serratis, umbellis sessilibus.

Google previewA Dictionary of Similes (1917)

by Frank Jenners Wilstach

Trivial. Trivial as a parrot's prate. — Cowper. Trivial as to attempt to blow out the stars.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

TRIVIAL, adj. {trivial, Fr. trivialis. Lat.] t; worthless ; vulgar ; such as may be pick- in the highway.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* TRIVIAL, adj.

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms... (1898)

With an Appendix Embracing a Dictionary of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquial Phrases, Etc. ... by Bp. Samuel Fallows

Trivial, slight, petty, frivolous, unimportant, inconsiderable, worthless [See Trivial]. Trim. Syn. Prepare, order, deck, adjust, clip, embellish, arrange. Ant. Disorder, derange, dismantle, denude, divest, disarrange. Trip. Syn. Bound, skip, taunt, fail, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Play in Today's Society (2009)

by Rodney P. Carlisle

Trivial Pursuit is a popular board game that tests players' knowledge in diverse areas. In the classic or genus edition of the game, questions cover such various topics as sports and leisure, geography, and arts and literature. There are also ...

Google previewDictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture (2013)

by Frank Hoffmann, Frederick J Augustyn, Jr, Martin J Manning

Trivial Pursuitdebuted at the International Toy Fair inNew York in February 1982. Because of its highticket price, both Parker Brothersand MiltonBradley passed on it. Selchow & Righter became its U.S. distributor in 1983, and it became the ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

trite remark 781 trouser leg stereotyped, trivial, well-trodden, worn-out trite remark banality, cliché, platitude trite thing banality Triton's shell-trumpet conch triumph accomplish, celebrate, celebration, conquer, conquest, coup, exult(ation), feat, ...

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Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men. (George Jean Nathan)
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Scrabble value of T1R1I1V4I1A1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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