trivial


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trivial \Triv"i*al\, a. [L. trivialis, properly, that is in, or
   belongs to, the crossroads or public streets; hence, that may
   be found everywhere, common, fr. trivium a place where three
   roads meet, a crossroad, the public street; tri- (see Tri-)
   + via a way: cf. F. trivial. See Voyage.]
   1. Found anywhere; common. [Obs.]
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   2. Ordinary; commonplace; trifling; vulgar.
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            As a scholar, meantime, he was trivial, and
            incapable of labor.                   --De Quincey.
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   3. Of little worth or importance; inconsiderable; trifling;
      petty; paltry; as, a trivial subject or affair.
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            The trivial round, the common task.   --Keble.
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   4. Of or pertaining to the trivium.
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   Trivial name (Nat. Hist.), the specific name.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trivial \Triv"i*al\, n.
   One of the three liberal arts forming the trivium. [Obs.]
   --Skelton. Wood.
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