trivial

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0 Vote up! adjective. Of little significance or value.
0 Vote up! adjective. Ordinary; commonplace.
0 Vote up! adjective. Concerned with or involving trivia.
0 Vote up! adjective. Biology Relating to or designating a species; specific.
0 Vote up! adjective. Mathematics Of, relating to, or being the solution of an equation in which every variable is equal to zero.
0 Vote up! adjective. Mathematics Of, relating to, or being the simplest possible case; self-evident.
0 Vote up! adjective. Of little significance or value.
0 Vote up! adjective. Common, ordinary.
0 Vote up! adjective. Concerned with or involving trivia.
0 Vote up! adjective. Relating to or designating the name of a species; specific as opposed to generic.
0 Vote up! adjective. Of, relating to, or being the simplest possible case.
0 Vote up! adjective. Self-evident.
0 Vote up! adjective. Pertaining to the trivium.
0 Vote up! adjective. Indistinguishable in case of truth or falsity.
0 Vote up! noun. Any of the three liberal arts forming the trivium.
0 Vote up! adjective. Found anywhere; common.
0 Vote up! adjective. Ordinary; commonplace; trifling; vulgar.
0 Vote up! adjective. Of little worth or importance; inconsiderable; trifling; petty; paltry.
0 Vote up! adjective. Of or pertaining to the trivium.
0 Vote up! noun. One of the three liberal arts forming the trivium.
0 Vote up! others. Such as may be found everywhere; commonplace; ordinary; vulgar.
0 Vote up! others. Trifling; insignificant; of little worth or importance; paltry.
0 Vote up! others. Occupying one's self with trifles; trifling.
0 Vote up! others. Of or pertaining to the trivium, or the first three liberal arts—grammar, rhetoric, and logic; hence, initiatory; rudimentary.
0 Vote up! others. In zoology and botany: Common; popular; vernacular; not technical: noting the popular or familiar names of animals or plants, as distinguished from the technical New Latin names.
0 Vote up! others. Specific; not generic: noting what used to be called the nomen triviale—that is, the second or specific term in the binomial technical name of an animal or a plant, such terms being often adopted or adapted from a popular name or epithet.
0 Vote up! others. In echinoderms, specifically, of or pertaining to the trivium: as, the trivial (anterior) ambulacra of a sea-urchin.
0 Vote up! noun. One of the three liberal arts which constitute the trivium.
0 Vote up! noun. A coefficient or other quantity not containing the quantities of the set considered.
0 Vote up! adjective. concerned with trivialities
0 Vote up! adjective. of little substance or significance
0 Vote up! adjective. (informal) small and of little importance

Usage

0 Vote up! During one Sen.te meeting on the immigration legislation, he attacked Sen. John Cornyn of Texas for raising what he characterized as trivial objections to a compromise being worked out with the White House.
0 Vote up! Fund then compared what he called the "trivial number" of 108 voters with the 1,420 military ballots that were rejected statewide, ignoring the other 996 who were eligible but were denied the right to vote.
0 Vote up! Mr. Weinberg noted that the core inflation rate, which strips out volatile prices, is just 0.9 per cent on an annual basis, which he calls "trivial."
0 Vote up! "I've come to the conclusion that it's a deliberate tactic," he said, citing several examples of what he calls "trivial" denials.
0 Vote up! Mr Madhi escaped from Iran in February 2008 after being sentenced to 73 years in jail for what he described as a trivial charge.

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