- matters or things that are very unimportant, inconsequential, or nonessential; trifles; trivialities.
Origin of trivia
- (in Roman religion) Hecate: so called because she was the goddess of the crossroads.
Origin of Trivia
Examples from the Web for trivia
Contemporary Examples of trivia
Brad Rutter is trying to turn his trivia fame into entertainment.From Socially Isolated Nerd to Jeopardy! Bad Boy: A Thank You Note
November 27, 2014
Hexagon, where she endeared herself to Japanese audiences for giving ridiculously answers to trivia questions.Masahiro Tanaka Is the Yankees' $155M Lethal Weapon and Strikeout Machine
May 9, 2014
Ted is a quirky guy that loves esoteric topics like Teddy Roosevelt trivia and the history of belts.Everything You Need to Know About 'How I Met Your Mother'
March 31, 2014
But instead of boning up on trivia, he read my blog—and schooled himself on game theory.How I Taught Arthur Chu to Be the ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Everyone Loves to Hate
February 21, 2014
Some results are interesting, though many shade into trivia.Why Big Data Doesn’t Live up to the Hype
January 4, 2014
Historical Examples of trivia
Now they draw nigh the groves of Trivia and the roof of gold.The Aeneid of Virgil
A library of trivia, museum of curiosa, sideshow of freaks, and shrine of greatness.The Short Life
The best description of London about this time is certainly Gay's "Trivia."London
Graphic pictures of the manners of coachmen may be found in Gay's Trivia, ii.
We have so much capacity that the trivia expands to fill it.Makers
- (functioning as singular or plural) petty details or considerations; trifles; trivialities
Word Origin for trivia
"trivialities, things of little consequence," 1902, popularized as title of a book by L.P. Smith, from Latin trivia, plural of trivium "place where three roads meet," in transferred use, "an open place, a public place" (see trivial). The sense connection is "public," hence "common, commonplace."