Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being trivial.
  • n. Something trivial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being trivial or unimportant.
  • n. Something which is trivial or unimportant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being trivial; trivialness.
  • n. That which is trivial; a trifle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Trivial or paltry character or quality.
  • n. Pl. trivialities (-tiz). A trivial thing; a trifle; a matter of little value or importance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
  • n. something of small importance
  • n. a detail that is considered insignificant

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Examples

  • I believe that Mr. Brady's experimentation with financial Ludditism was a venture in triviality.

    The Crash of 1987: What Did it Really Mean?

  • Going to the particular case of the fine structure constant, allow me to recall a triviality: that it also depends of the point where the electroweak symmetry breaks.

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  • Bitch about The Washington Post's "triviality" all you want, but the story will hurt Edwards, and, really, as self-respecting bloggers looking for readers, why do you all want to keep repeating the same thing?

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  • You like solving the kind of triviality that leads nowhere.

    Hercule Poirot's Casebook

  • _Speaker_ were a mere party rag like "Judy" or "The Times," it would be only remarkable for moderation, but to us who have built hopes on it as the pioneer of a younger and larger political spirit it is difficult to be silent when we find it, as it seems to us, poisoned with that spirit of ferocious triviality which is the spirit of

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • AIf you are between the ages of 60 and 75, and the combined value of all your pension funds is less than £18,000 for 2010/11, you can take your pension funds as a lump sum under the "triviality" rule.

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  • The only way you can lift the remaining £1,000 of your Equitable Life fund is if you can meet the rules relating to what is known as 'triviality'.

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  • There is so much more to this book and readers shouldn't be scared away by the triviality.

    REVIEW: Saturn's Children by Charles Stross

  • The youth are going out today against troubles, triviality and political parties.

    As Arab Spring Turns Violent, Democracy Advocates Face Big Challenges

  • It is his short stories, rather than the 'triviality of biography', that provide the best clues to the secret life of this intensely private writer, argues Janet Malcolm

    Constance Garnett by Edna O'Brien

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  • I am glad to know the meaning of this word.Thanks 8)

    October 5, 2011