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non·triv·i·al

 (nŏn-trĭv′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Not trivial; of some importance.
2. Mathematics Of, relating to, or being an expression in which at least one variable is not equal to zero.
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nontrivial

(ˌnɒnˈtrɪvɪəl)
adj
not trivial; significant, important
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