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triviality

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noun triv·i·al·i·ty \ˌtri-vē-ˈa-lə-tē\

Simple Definition of triviality

  • : something that is not important

  • : the quality or state of being trivial

Full Definition of triviality

plural triv·i·al·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being trivial

  2. 2 :  something trivial :  trifle

Examples of triviality

  1. We shouldn't spend time on such trivialities.

  2. the triviality of the problem



1598

First Known Use of triviality

1598



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