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

  • n.pl. Insignificant or inessential matters; trifles.
  • n. Plural of trivium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. insignificant trifles of little importance, especially items of unimportant information
  • n. A quiz game that involves obscure facts.
  • n. Plural form of trivium.

from The 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.

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

  • n. something of small importance

Etymologies

Latin trivia, neuter pl. of trivium, crossroads, gutter (influenced by trivial); see trivium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin trivia, plural form of trivium ("a place where three roads meet"). Compare trivial. (Wiktionary)

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  • trivia which of three roads literally. hopefully the real camino real

    December 29, 2006