quadrivium

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noun qua·driv·i·um \kwä-ˈdri-vē-əm\

Definition of quadrivium

  1. :  a group of studies consisting of arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy and forming the upper division of the seven liberal arts in medieval universities — compare trivium

Origin and Etymology of quadrivium

Late Latin, from Latin, crossroads, from quadri- + via way — more at way


First Known Use: 1804



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