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1. having or consisting of four roads meeting at a point
2. (of roads or ways) going in four directions
3. (Education) of or relating to the quadrivium


(kwɒˈdrɪv i əl)

1. having four ways or roads meeting in a point.
2. of or pertaining to the quadrivium.
References in classic literature ?
It is the body of which roads are the arms and legs--a trivial or quadrivial place, the thoroughfare and ordinary of travelers.
In answering the charge that he was a trivial writer, Joyce calmly replied that while some of his words were trivial, more were quadrivial.
Most scholarship focuses on such accomplished mathematicians such as Bradwardine or Oresme; but what were ordinary students, with no great mathematical aptitude, supposed to take away from the quadrivial curriculum?