Trivia Definition

trĭvē-ə
trivium
noun
Unimportant matters; trivialities.
Webster's New World
Little-known, insignificant facts.
Webster's New World
Miscellaneous facts, especially when the subject of questions in games and quizzes.
American Heritage
Trivia is defined as little-known facts or unimportant matters.
Examples of trivia are details of a fight that happened decades ago.
An example of trivia is a game in which team members race to see who can be the first to answer questions about insiginificant facts of history, popular culture, art and science.
YourDictionary
These trivia take up too much of the day.
This trivia takes up too much of the day.
Wiktionary
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pronoun

(Roman mythology) The goddess of crossroads. (Compare Hecate.)

Wiktionary

Origin of Trivia

  • From Latin trivia, plural of trivium (“place where three roads meet"). The term came to be used for any public place, and then for anything commonplace. Furthermore, because the beginners course at university was called trivium, the word came to be used only anything basic, simple and "trivial" (quod vide).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin neuter pl. of trivium crossroads, gutter (influenced by trivial) trivium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See trivia.

    From Wiktionary

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