[ triv-ee-uh ]
/ ˈtrɪv i ə /

plural noun

matters or things that are very unimportant, inconsequential, or nonessential; trifles; trivialities.


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Origin of trivia

1900–05; pseudo-Latin trivia (neuter plural), taken as the base of trivial

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[ triv-ee-uh ]
/ ˈtrɪv i ə /


(in Roman religion) Hecate: so called because she was the goddess of the crossroads.

Origin of Trivia

< Latin, feminine of trivius (adj.), derivative of trivium place where three roads meet, equivalent to tri- tri- + -vium, derivative of via way, road Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for trivia

/ (ˈtrɪvɪə) /


(functioning as singular or plural) petty details or considerations; trifles; trivialities

Word Origin for trivia

from New Latin, plural of Latin trivium junction of three roads; for meaning, see trivial
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