Meaning of TRIVIAL in English

TRIVIAL

adj.

Pronunciation: ' tri-v ē - ə l

Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin trivialis found everywhere, commonplace, from trivium crossroads, from tri- + via way ― more at WAY

Date: 1589

1 : COMMONPLACE , ORDINARY

2 a : of little worth or importance <a trivial objection> < trivial problems> b : relating to or being the mathematically simplest case specifically : characterized by having all variables equal to zero <a trivial solution to a linear equation>

3 : SPECIFIC 4

– triv · i · al · ist \ - ə -list \ noun

– triv · i · al · ly \ - ə -l ē \ adverb

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