trivium definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. trivia
in the Middle Ages, the lower division of the seven liberal arts, consisting of grammar, logic, and rhetoric
Origin: Midieval Latin ; from L: see trivial
trivium definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. triv·i·a
The lower division of the seven liberal arts in medieval schools, consisting of grammar, logic, and rhetoric.
Origin: Medieval Latin, from Latin, crossroads : tri-, tri- + via, road; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.