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triv·i·a 1

 (trĭv′ē-ə)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. Insignificant or inessential matters; trifles.
2. Miscellaneous facts, especially when the subject of questions in games and quizzes.

[Latin, neuter pl. of trivium, crossroads, gutter (influenced by trivial); see trivium.]

triv·i·a 2

 (trĭv′ē-ə)
n.
Plural of trivium.

trivia

(ˈtrɪvɪə)
n
(functioning as singular or plural) petty details or considerations; trifles; trivialities
[from New Latin, plural of Latin trivium junction of three roads; for meaning, see trivial]

triv•i•a

(ˈtrɪv i ə)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
matters or things that are very unimportant, inconsequential, or nonessential; trifles; trivialities.
[1900–05; pseudo-Latin trivia (neuter pl.), taken as the base of trivial]

trivia

  • factlet - A piece of trivia.
  • inconsequentia - Trifling facts or trivia.
  • nugae - Trifles or trivia.
  • trivia - Derives from Latin tri, "three" and via, "ways." In Roman times, at the intersection of any three streets were kiosks where information was posted for travelers, but which was totally ignored by the citizens—a possible source of its modern meaning; trivia is actually plural and should take "these" instead of "this" (etc.).

trivia

unimportant, trifling things or details, especially obscure and useless knowledge. — trivial, adj.
See also: Knowledge
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trivia - something of small importancetrivia - something of small importance  
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
frippery, frivolity, bagatelle, fluff - something of little value or significance

trivia

noun minutiae, details, trifles, trivialities, petty details They talked about such trivia as their favourite fast food.
basics, essentials, core, fundamentals, nitty-gritty (informal), rudiments, brass tacks (informal)

trivia

noun
Translations
تَوافِه الأمور
drobnosti
trivialitet
jelentéktelen részletek
smámunir
蛇足
lėkštas
niekisīkumi
ıvır zıvır şeylerönemsiz ayrıntılar

trivia

[ˈtrɪvɪə] NPLtrivialidades fpl, nimiedades fpl, banalidades fpl

trivia

[ˈtrɪviə] npl (= unimportant facts or details) → futilités fpltrivia game trivia quiz n quiz portant sur des sujets divers

trivia

plbelangloses Zeug; the trivia of daily lifedie Trivialitäten des täglichen Lebens

trivia

[ˈtrɪvɪə] nplbanalità fpl

trivia

(ˈtriviə) noun plural
unimportant matters or details. I haven't time to worry about such trivia.
ˈtrivial adjective
1. of very little importance. trivial details.
2. (especially of people) only interested in unimportant things; not at all serious. She's a very trivial person.
ˈtrivially adverb
ˌtriviˈality (-ˈa-) noun
1. the state of being trivial.
2. (plural triviˈalities) something which is trivial. He is always worrying about some triviality or other.
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