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quadrivial (plural quadrivials)

  1. Any of the four "liberal arts" making up the quadrivium.
    • c. 1521, John Skelton, “Speke Parott”:
      Tryuyals, & quatryuyals, ſo ſore now they appayre
      That Parrot the Popagay, hath pytye to beholde
      How the reſt of good lernyng, is roufled vp & trold


quadrivial (not comparable)

  1. Having four ways meeting in a point.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for quadrivial in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)