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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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Gallo's article on Tevo in the journal Quadrivium, for example, does not mention these aspects of the treatise at all.
88) Nevertheless, according to the Pythagorean conviction that mathematical truth is the best way to know the unchangeable order, (89) Augustine thus also recognizes that unchangeable order is manifested by the quadrivium, as he says:
Their educational system prepared a student with preparatory grammar, logic, and other subjects in the Trivium and the Quadrivium, before one could even approach the heights of theology.
En el siglo XI, el renacimiento cultural desperto un gran interes por el estudio de los clasicos y por el conocimiento de sus tratados filosoficos, documentos que se recuperaron y tradujeron; tambien se recupero la formacion en las artes liberales respetando la agrupacion Alcuiniana (5) del Trivium y el Quadrivium.
Not only were the admissions standards rigorous, the four-year curriculum was "rigorous and was rooted exclusively in the trivium [an introductory curriculum of a medieval university, involving three areas of study--grammar, rhetoric, and logic, the foundation for the quadrivium curriculum] and the quadrivium [a medieval university curriculum involving four areas of study--arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music].
There Dominic took in the seven liberal arts: the trivium--grammar, logic, and rhetoric--followed by the quadrivium of arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy.
Enseno y promovio las artes liberales, dando igual importancia al trivium y al quadrivium como base intelectual imprescindible para toda sabiduria.
The couple started Quadrivium, a foundation that focuses on the "sustainable use of resources" and "scientific understanding".
Menciona que Arnaldo de Basaccio, Bernardino de Sahagun y Juan de Gaona laboraron como maestros y expone las disciplinas que en ese lugar se cultivaron con base en el trivium y quadrivium medieval.
282), he confirms that "in the sisterhood of the quadrivium, 'music' meant the dispassionate 'music of the spheres' (musica mundana) rather than the expressive art of moving the passions, both known since antiquity.
Starting from the Greek quadrivium educational system which included music, Pesic constantly provides solid contextual and interesting historical facts that help one grasps the omnipresence of music in the social and educational realms of these scientists, thus greatly influencing their mindset for discovery.
The quadrivium (four sciences) consisted of music, mathematics, astronomy, and geometry.