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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 triv·i·al /ˈtrɪviəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Triv·i·al a.
 1. Found anywhere; common. [Obs.]
 2. Ordinary; commonplace; trifling; vulgar.
    As a scholar, meantime, he was trivial, and incapable of labor.   --De Quincey.
 3. Of little worth or importance; inconsiderable; trifling; petty; paltry; as, a trivial subject or affair.
    The trivial round, the common task.   --Keble.
 4. Of or pertaining to the trivium.
 Trivial name Nat. Hist., the specific name.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Triv·i·al, n. One of the three liberal arts forming the trivium. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling
             sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are
             lilliputian compared with those of countries that are
             at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse
             regulations"; "a dispute over niggling details";
             "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts";
             "giving a police officer a free meal may be against
             the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"
             [syn: fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little,
              Mickey Mouse, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty,
      2: obvious and dull; "trivial conversation"; "commonplace
         prose" [syn: banal, commonplace]
      3: of little substance or significance; "a few superficial
         editorial changes"; "only trivial objections" [syn: superficial]
      4: concerned with trivialities; "a trivial young woman"; "a
         trivial mind"
      5: not large enough to consider or notice [syn: insignificant]