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trivial

1. Maths (of the solutions of a set of homogeneous equations) having zero values for all the variables
2. Biology denoting the specific name of an organism in binomial nomenclature
3. Biology Chem denoting the popular name of an organism or substance, as opposed to the scientific one
4. of or relating to the trivium
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It was nothing, really, and life is far too short for trivialities.
They don't use it as a drop-in centre for trivialities.
In short stories separated, like music, by 'intermezzi', we follow the lead character as she travels down many divergent paths during the tumultuous first half of the 20th century, noting how such seeming trivialities regarding weather or chance encounters can alter a whole life's outcome.
In the poems, surface trivialities glide abrasively against densely crystallized ideas, producing a kinetic friction.
As examples of futility, some of these campaigns which concentrate on trivialities in the belief that they denote a vigorous prosecution of the war are really sublime.
Too often we spend our life moaning about trivialities that can always easily be rectified but never realising what's around the corner or how precious life really is.
He has given up the real objective of solving the problem and is dealing with trivialities.
All parties concerned must seek reconciliation over forming a new government whose priority must remain focused on addressing people's pressing needs rather than busying oneself with petty trivialities," he concluded.
Because when teams have been kicked out of the Scottish Cup for trivialities like marking a teamsheet wrongly, how can the SFA give the same punishment to a club who've committed the offences Rangers have?
Her vigorous, vital movements have completely brushed aside the trivialities and trifles of the dance; she gives us breadth, sweep, elementals, essentials, freedom.
The list of expenses was dominated by day-to-day items and trivialities.
Instead of picking on trivialities, let them allow central rule to improve the situation from the tragi- comic farce that it has become," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said.