American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Triviidæ, containing a number of small species of various parts of the world, among those known as sea-beans. See sea-bean, 2. See also cut under Triviidæ.
- n. Plural of trivium.
- n. insignificant trifles of little importance, especially items of unimportant information
- n. A quiz game that involves obscure facts.
- n. Plural form of trivium.
- n. something of small importance
- From Latin trivia, plural form of trivium ("a place where three roads meet"). Compare trivial. (Wiktionary)
- Latin trivia, neuter pl. of trivium, crossroads, gutter (influenced by trivial); see trivium. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Another piece of trivia is that Joe Abbey has never lost an election.”
“A piece of trivia is that Jimmy attended Rocky Mtn College in Billings, MT for about a semester when he was unknown.”
“Oh, and there are some useful (?) train trivia too.”
“Conversion, Deep Prayer | Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M. If someone interested in trivia was to ask me to name the ten historical persons who have had the greatest impact on my life (aside, of course, from the Lord and his Mother), my list would include Saints Augustine,”
“In the ads, Ram drivers sparred in trivia competitions about the two shows.”
“Two further pieces of trivia from the BBC via Wikipedia: it is the first story since Genesis of the Daleks where the Tardis does not appear, and the only Who story where the villain is never named.”
“Well, if anyone should ever assert that my own interest in presidential trivia is in any way peculiar, I can point to ianrandalstrock's wonderful ranking of presidents ordered by how many states joined the Union during their terms of office (top spot goes to the otherwise obscure Benjamin Harrison, with six) and other superb lists including how many of them were outlived by one (Polk, Garfield, Harding) or both (Kennedy) of their own parents.”
“So, now we know why this book of trivia is on the best seller's list.”
“My favourite personal piece of ‘Day’ trivia is that the first time I started playing the soundtrack CD, someone from the power company knocked on the door to say they were going to switch off the electricity in the street for an hour while they did some repairs.”
“With the help of social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, personal trivia is getting less obscure all the time.”
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