Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a trivial manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a trivial manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a trivial manner.

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

  • adverb in a frivolously trivial manner
  • adverb with little effort

Etymologies

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trivial +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Bad analogy aside, science and religion are not, as Coyne wants us to believe, only "trivially" compatible in the sense that you can be a religious scientist.

    Advocacy in Science: a Parasitic Practice

  • I think it would be advantageous if Seattle and Washington adopted electronic records laws that dictated all material be kept in a format which could be "trivially" disseminated.

    Subtexts « PubliCola

  • He is arguing that science and religion are at best "trivially" compatible only in like manner of things that are, to first order, incompatible.

    Advocacy in Science: a Parasitic Practice

  • He is arguing that science and religion are at best "trivially" compatible only in like manner of things that are, to first order, incompatible.

    Advocacy in Science: a Parasitic Practice

  • Bad analogy aside, science and religion are not, as Coyne wants us to believe, only "trivially" compatible in the sense that you can be a religious scientist.

    Advocacy in Science: a Parasitic Practice

  • That's why material conditionals whose antecedents are false are only "trivially" true.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • That's why material conditionals whose antecedents are false are only "trivially" true.

    Torturing heretics again

  • They are "if-then" statements but the condition, the state of affairs described by the 'if-clause', doesn't obtain; so it doesn't matter whether the consequent is true or not; the whole statement is true, but only "trivially" so in virtue of the antecedent's falsity.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • That makes HP* what logicians call "trivially" true, so that even if HP* were ITOM, that would not matter.

    The branch theorists join the discontinuants

  • They are "if-then" statements but the condition, the state of affairs described by the 'if-clause', doesn't obtain; so it doesn't matter whether the consequent is true or not; the whole statement is true, but only "trivially" so in virtue of the antecedent's falsity.

    Torturing heretics again

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