from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The quality or condition of being trivial.
- noun Something trivial.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Trivial or paltry character or quality.
- noun Pl. trivialities (-tiz). A trivial thing; a trifle; a matter of little value or importance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality or state of being trivial; trivialness.
- noun That which is trivial; a trifle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The quality of being
- noun Something which is trivial or unimportant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
- noun something of small importance
- noun a detail that is considered insignificant
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