[non-triv-ee-uh l]


not trivial.
Mathematics. noting a solution of a linear equation in which the value of at least one variable of the equation is not equal to zero.

Origin of nontrivial

First recorded in 1910–15; non- + trivial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • For an academic like myself (chair of the Man Booker judges in 2005), the amount is nontrivial.

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    Mantel Books the Booker

    John Sutherland

    October 6, 2009