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trivial

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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] trivialis (crossroads, where three roads meet); from tri- (three) + via (way or road) + adjective suffix -alis. See trivium.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
trivial

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  1. Of little significance or value.
  2. Common, ordinary.
  3. Concerned with or involving trivia.
  4. (biology) Relating to or designating the name of a species; specific as opposed to generic.
  5. (mathematics) Of, relating to, or being the simplest possible case.
  6. (mathematics) Self-evident.

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