Definition of Trivial

1. Adjective. (informal) small and of little importance. "Giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"




2. Adjective. Of little substance or significance. "Only trivial objections"
Exact synonyms: Superficial
Similar to: Insignificant, Unimportant
Derivative terms: Trivia, Triviality, Trivialize

3. Adjective. Concerned with trivialities. "A trivial mind"
Similar to: Frivolous

Definition of Trivial

1. a. Found anywhere; common.

2. n. One of the three liberal arts forming the trivium.

Definition of Trivial

1. Adjective. Of little significance or value. ¹

2. Adjective. Common, ordinary. ¹

3. Adjective. Concerned with or involving trivia. ¹

4. Adjective. (biology) Relating to or designating the name of a species; specific as opposed to generic. ¹

5. Adjective. (mathematics) Of, relating to, or being the simplest possible case. ¹

6. Adjective. (mathematics) Self-evident. ¹

7. Adjective. Pertaining to the trivium. ¹

8. Adjective. (philosophy) Indistinguishable in case of truth or falsity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trivial

1. insignificant [adj] - See also: insignificant

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trivial

triunities
triunity
trivalence
trivalent
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trivalve
trivalves
trivalvular
trivariate
triverbal
triverbial
trivet
trivets
trivia
trivial (current term)
trivial absolute value
trivial functional dependency
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trivial names
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trivialises
trivialising
trivialism
trivialisms
trivialist
trivialists
trivialities
triviality

Literary usage of Trivial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"4. inferior, ordinary, trivial (rare or archaic), vulgar; spec, popular, low, base, unrefined, commonplace, illiterate; see PLEBEIAN, COARSE. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"It has repeatedly happened that large stations have been put out of action by apparently trivial accidents occurring at an unexpected and unprotected point. ..."

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