trivium


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trivium \Triv"i*um\, n. [LL. See Trivial.]
   1. The three " liberal" arts, grammar, logic, and rhetoric;
      -- being a triple way, as it were, to eloquence.
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   Note: The trivium and quadrivium together made up the seven
         liberal arts. See Quadrivium.
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   2. (Zool.) The three anterior ambulacra of echinoderms,
      collectively.
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