Meaning of TRIVIAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtri-vē-əl ]


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

Date: 1589

1. : commonplace , ordinary


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-lē adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.