What is trivial?

  • (adj): Obvious and dull.
    Example: "Trivial conversation"
    Synonyms: banal, commonplace
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on trivial:

Trivial Pursuit: America Plays
... Trivial Pursuit America Plays is a syndicated game show loosely based on the board game of the same name ... Trivial Pursuit America Plays replaced Temptation on a majority of stations that carried it, and inherited its predecessor's abysmal ratings ...
Bass–Serre Theory - Trivial and Nontrivial Actions
... A graph of groups A is called trivial if A = T is already a tree and there is some vertex v of A such that Av = π1(A, A) ... An action of a group G on a tree X without edge-inversions is called trivial if there exists a vertex x of X that is fixed by G, that is such that Gx = x ... It is known that an action of G on X is trivial if and only if the quotient graph of groups for that action is trivial ...
Little-endian - Etymology
... difference between breaking the egg at the little-end and breaking it at the big-end is trivial ... between sending eggs with the little- or the big-end first is trivial, but we insist that everyone must do it in the same way, to avoid anarchy ... Since the difference is trivial we may choose either way, but a decision must be made." This trivial difference was the reason for a hundred-years war ...

More definitions of "trivial":

  • (adj): Not large enough to consider or notice.
    Synonyms: insignificant
  • (adj): Concerned with trivialities.
    Example: "A trivial young woman"; "a trivial mind"
  • (adj): Of little substance or significance.
    Example: "Only trivial objections"
    Synonyms: superficial

Famous quotes containing the word trivial:

    It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
    John Fowles (b. 1926)

    Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
    Max Beerbohm (1872–1956)