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Meaning of TRIVIUM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Triv"i*um\, n. [LL. See {Trivial}.]
1. The three `` liberal'' arts, grammar, logic, and rhetoric;
   -- being a triple way, as it were, to eloquence.

Note: The trivium and quadrivium together made up the seven
      liberal arts. See {Quadrivium}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The three anterior ambulacra of echinoderms,
   collectively.

 

 

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