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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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Whilst appreciating that space is limited when we see the money wasted on trivialities by Government - both national and local - surely such aircraft that literally saved the world should be on public display.
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.
Beyond the high tension of combat, it's the day-to-day trivialities of troop life -- chow lines, religious services, kicking around a soccer ball -- that lift this book to rare heights.
Months can go by when I don t read The Women's Review of Books, as deadlines, life urgencies, and sundry trivialities keep my to-read pile dusty and towering.
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?
While the, currently relatively unpopulated, Facebook page could seem like a case of dealing with trivialities in the face of all-out war with Iran," Israeli Madonna fans' fears are not unsubstantiated, with a distinguished list of artists bailing out on Israeli shows in the last minute over political crises and wars.
Her vigorous, vital movements have completely brushed aside the trivialities and trifles of the dance; she gives us breadth, sweep, elementals, essentials, freedom.