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See also Trivia
  1. (noun) insignificant trifles of little importance, especially items of unimportant information
  2. (noun) A quiz game that involves obscure facts.
  3. (noun) Plural form of trivium.
  4. (Latin, noun) nominative plural of trivium
  5. (Latin, noun) accusative plural of trivium
  6. (Latin, noun) vocative plural of trivium
  7. (Latin, adjective) nominative feminine singular of trivius
  8. (Latin, adjective) nominative neuter plural of trivius
  9. (Latin, adjective) accusative neuter plural of trivius
  10. (Latin, adjective) vocative feminine singular of trivius
  11. (Latin, adjective) vocative neuter plural of trivius
  12. (Latin, adjective) ablative feminine singular of trivius

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin trivia, plural form of trivium (a place where three roads meet). Compare trivial.

It was the beginners course at University (see trivium), and was thus used to speak of things that were basic, simple and trivial.

Noun[edit]

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Singular
trivia

Plural
trivia

trivia (plural trivia)

  1. insignificant trifles of little importance, especially items of unimportant information
    Trivia take up too much of the day.
    Trivia takes up too much of the day.
  2. A quiz game that involves obscure facts.
    I joined the trivia club this semester!
  3. Plural form of trivium.

Usage notes[edit]

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  • Formerly trivia, as a derivative of a Latin plural, required a plural verb, as in the first usage example above. Most modern authorities accept the usage in the second usage example. In the US the second usage may be preferred.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

trivia


  1. nominative plural of trivium
  2. accusative plural of trivium
  3. vocative plural of trivium

Adjective[edit]

trivia


  1. nominative feminine singular of trivius
  2. nominative neuter plural of trivius
  3. accusative neuter plural of trivius
  4. vocative feminine singular of trivius
  5. vocative neuter plural of trivius

triviā


  1. ablative feminine singular of trivius