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quad·riv·i·um

 (kwŏ-drĭv′ē-əm)
n. pl. quad·riv·i·a (-ē-ə)
The higher division of the seven liberal arts in the Middle Ages, composed of geometry, astronomy, arithmetic, and music.

[Late Latin, from Latin, place where four roads meet : quadri-, quadri- + via, road; see via.]

quadrivium

(kwɒˈdrɪvɪəm)
n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
1. (Education) (in medieval learning) the higher division of the seven liberal arts, consisting of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. Compare trivium
2. (Historical Terms) (in medieval learning) the higher division of the seven liberal arts, consisting of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. Compare trivium
[from Medieval Latin, from Latin: crossroads, meeting of four ways, from quadri- + via way]

quad•riv•i•um

(kwɒˈdrɪv i əm)

n., pl. quad•riv•i•a (kwɒˈdrɪv i ə)
(during the Middle Ages) the more advanced division of the seven liberal arts, comprising arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. Compare trivium.
[1795–1805; < Late Latin; Latin quadrivium place where four ways meet; see quadri-, via, -ium1]

quadrivium

in the Middle Ages, one of the two divisions of the seven liberal arts, comprising arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. See also trivium.
See also: Knowledge, Learning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadrivium - (Middle Ages) a higher division of the curriculum in a medieval university involving arithmetic and music and geometry and astronomy
arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts - studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences"
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
Translations

quadrivium

[kwɒˈdrɪvɪəm] Ncuadrivio m
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In considerable demand too were publications of musicological works (Musica) and practical manuals for students of composition and quadrivium.
The Burncoat High School Quadrivium will join the Salisbury Singers in the concert.
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In taking this approach, Aquinas is moved by the conviction that teaching the thought of Aristotle would require changes to the trivium and quadrivium.
Loewen states that Grosseteste, "holds to the view that the powers of language, persuasion, and bodily motion, inherent in the trivium, are intimately connected through music to the proportions of the quadrivium," relying primarily on Aristotle and Augustine (p.
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Then, during the Middle Ages, the liberal arts were infused with Christian virtues and studied in the university as the Quadrivium and Trivium.
The quadrivium of online public consultation: Policy, culture, resources, technology.
They prepared the student for the Quadrivium or the four applied sciences on the lower steps: geometry, arithmetic, astronomy and music.
Pythagoras's Quadrivium included mathematics, music, medicine, and astronomy, conceived as a set of dynamics that were interconnected and produced the harmony (harmonia--unity and coherence) of all things in the material and spiritual universes--the grounding Pythagorean monism.