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nontrivial

Requiring real thought or significant computing power. Often used as an understated way of saying that a problem is quite difficult or impractical, or even entirely unsolvable ("Proving P=NP is nontrivial"). The preferred emphatic form is "decidedly nontrivial".

See uninteresting, interesting.

nontrivial

Not lightweight. Nontrivial is a favorite word among programmers and computer people for describing any task that is not quick and easy to accomplish. It may mean "extremely" difficult and time consuming. Therefore, since many programmers are unbridled optimists, take the word seriously!
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Though the style is thoroughly descriptive, including pages of uninterrupted dialogue, My Struggle fudges the nontrivial distinction between autobiography and novel.
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Once sufficiently well-posed questions or technical proposals can be teed up for such an exercise (a nontrivial matter), it only needs someone to frame the questions and fund and manage the exercise.
This approach strikes a compromise: requiring that soldiers always accept some nontrivial risk in order to protect civilians, but allowing the degree of that risk to vary in light of circumstances (which no legal rule can fully cognize and codify).
Accurate and systematic, these underlying patterns appear as a product of precision logic and nontrivial computing," they asserted.
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The risk of seeing a negative sign in front of fourth-quarter GDP is nontrivial, to say the least," said Tom Porcelli, economist at RBC Capital Markets.
Current clinical testing is typically diagnostic, focusing on single genes or small gene panels, identifying a small number of variants per patient, and yet requiring nontrivial effort and expertise to deliver a clinical laboratory report.
As to such important and nontrivial quantum effects in general relativity as the Hawking radiation [3] and the Unruh effect [4], they are still very far from their direct and unequivocal experimental confirmations.
Yet there is a nontrivial chance--let's call it 5%--that Iran would utilize its nuclear weapons in such an aggressive fashion.
Yet if China is to achieve its nontrivial objectives, this move is inevitable.
Now we need to prove that there is no complex root with positive real part, which will imply the local asymptotic stability of the nontrivial equilibrium point B([x.