Definition of Quadrivium

1. Noun. (Middle Ages) a higher division of the curriculum in a medieval university involving arithmetic and music and geometry and astronomy.

Generic synonyms: Arts, Humanistic Discipline, Humanities, Liberal Arts
Category relationships: Dark Ages, Middle Ages



Definition of Quadrivium

1. n. The four "liberal arts," arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy; -- so called by the schoolmen. See Trivium.

Definition of Quadrivium

1. Noun. The higher division of the seven liberal arts in the Middle Ages, composed of geometry, astronomy, arithmetic, and music. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quadrivium

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Medical Definition of Quadrivium

1. The four "liberal arts," arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy; so called by the schoolmen. See Trivium. Origin: L. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadrivium

quadrisyllabic
quadrisyllable
quadrisyllables
quadritubercular
quadrium
quadrivalence
quadrivalent
quadrivalents
quadrivalve
quadrivalves
quadrivalvular
quadrivariate
quadrivia
quadrivial
quadrivials
quadrivium (current term)
quadrivoltine
quadrobulary
quadrominium
quadrominiums
quadroon
quadroons
quadrophonic
quadropolar
quadropole
quadroxide
quadroxides
quadrumana
quadrumane
quadrumanes

Literary usage of Quadrivium

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1. Jesuit Education: Its History and Principles Viewed in the Light of Modern by Robert Schwickerath (1903)
"... Rhetoric, and Logic; and the quadrivium: Arithmetic, Music, Geometry, and Astronomy.1 If we read that "grammar' ' was studied for several years and that ..."

2. The history of England (during the middle ages). by Sharon Turner (1814)
"The trivium and quadrivium—the terms within which the The trivium sciences of the ... When they had finished the circuit of the trivium and quadrivium, ..."

3. Catalogue of Books in the Library of the British Museum Printed in England by British Museum Dept. of Printed Books, George Bullen, Gregory W. Eccles (1884)
"[1631.] Dela- main (fi.) Quadrature of the Circle. 1604. Oliver (T.) Quadriga Salutis. 1625. Rawlinson (J.) quadrivium ..."

4. State Intervention in English Education: A Short History from the Earliest by James Edward Geoffrey De Montmorency (1902)
"The King expresses himself as anxious to nourish the increase of the knowledge of the Trivium and quadrivium—Grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric, and Music, ..."

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