triviality

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

Definition of triviality

plural trivialities
1 :the quality or state of being trivial
2 :something trivial :trifle

Examples of triviality in a Sentence

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

  2. the triviality of the problem

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First Known Use of triviality

1598


TRIVIALITY Defined for English Language Learners

triviality

noun

Definition of triviality for English Language Learners

  • : something that is not important

  • : the quality or state of being trivial



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