Definition of Trivium

1. Noun. (Middle Ages) an introductory curriculum at a medieval university involving grammar and logic and rhetoric; considered to be a triple way to eloquence.

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



Definition of Trivium

1. n. The three " liberal" arts, grammar, logic, and rhetoric; -- being a triple way, as it were, to eloquence.

Definition of Trivium

1. Noun. (''in medieval universities'') The lower division of the liberal arts; grammar, logic and rhetoric. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) The three anterior ambulacra of echinoderms, collectively. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trivium

1. a group of studies in medieval schools [n -IA]

Medical Definition of Trivium

1. 1. The three " liberal" arts, grammar, logic, and rhetoric; being a triple way, as it were, to eloquence. The trivium and quadrivium together made up the seven liberal arts. See Quadrivium. 2. The three anterior ambulacra of echinoderms, collectively. Origin: LL. See Trivial. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Trivium

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1. Materials for the study of variation treated with especial regard to by William Bateson (1894)
"The central radius of the ventral trivium is therefore not the intercalated radius. In the 6-rayed specimens there is thus a ventral trivium and a 'dorsal ..."

2. On the Origin of Universities and Academical Degrees by Henry Malden (1835)
"Oxford has shown a disinclination to rise above the trivium : Cambridge, while it does not neglect the trivium, has manifested a peculiar predilection for ..."

3. 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, ..."

4. Jesuit Education: Its History and Principles Viewed in the Light of Modern by Robert Schwickerath (1903)
"Higher education in the Middle Ages followed the course known as the study of the "Seven Liberal Arts," divided into the trivium: Grammar, Rhetoric, ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In his "Opus trivium" he arranges for the convenience of preachers various topics drawn from theology, civil and canon laws. This work was later on edited ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes, Ernest Alfred Benians (1903)
"The Seven Arts had been distributed, so early as the fifth century, into the trivium, consisting of grammar, logic, and rhetoric, ..."

7. The History of England from the Earliest Period to the Death of Elizabeth by Sharon Turner (1830)
"But let our ancestors have their proper merit: CHAP. II. and of their ancient imitators. The trivium and quadrivium. ..."

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