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 for Trivial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trivial \Triv"i*al\, a. [L. trivialis, properly, that is in, or
     belongs to, the crossroads or public streets; hence, that may
     be found everywhere, common, fr. trivium a place where three
     roads meet, a crossroad, the public street; tri- (see Tri-)
     + via a way: cf. F. trivial. See Voyage.]
     1. Found anywhere; common. [Obs.]
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     2. Ordinary; commonplace; trifling; vulgar.
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              As a scholar, meantime, he was trivial, and
              incapable of labor.                   --De Quincey.
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     3. Of little worth or importance; inconsiderable; trifling;
        petty; paltry; as, a trivial subject or affair.
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              The trivial round, the common task.   --Keble.
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     4. Of or pertaining to the trivium.
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     Trivial name (Nat. Hist.), the specific name.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trivial \Triv"i*al\, n.
     One of the three liberal arts forming the trivium. [Obs.]
     --Skelton. Wood.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling
             sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are
             lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at
             war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over
             niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises";
             "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal
             may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune
             infraction" [syn: fiddling, footling, lilliputian,
             little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty,
             picayune, trivial]
      2: of little substance or significance; "a few superficial
         editorial changes"; "only trivial objections" [syn:
         superficial, trivial]
      3: concerned with trivialities; "a trivial young woman"; "a
         trivial mind"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  111 Moby Thesaurus words for "trivial":
     Mickey, NG, airy, ankle-deep, asinine, base, bickering, captious,
     casual, catchpenny, caviling, cheap, choplogic, cursory, deficient,
     depthless, empty, epidermal, equivocatory, evasive, fatuous, few,
     flimsy, foolish, footling, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, frothy,
     futile, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, hairsplitting, hedging,
     idle, imperfect, inadequate, inane, incompetent, inconsequential,
     inconsiderable, insignificant, insufficient, jejune, junk, junky,
     knee-deep, light, little, logic-chopping, low, maladroit, meager,
     mean, measly, mediocre, miniature, minor, negligible, nit-picking,
     no great shakes, no-account, no-good, not comparable, not deep,
     not in it, not worth having, not worth mentioning, not worthwhile,
     nugacious, nugatory, on the surface, otiose, out of it, paltering,
     petty, picayune, picayunish, pussyfooting, quibbling, shabby,
     shallow, shallow-rooted, shoal, shoddy, shoestring, short,
     shuffling, silly, skin-deep, slender, slight, small, small-beer,
     superficial, surface, thin, tiny, trashy, trichoschistic, trifling,
     trite, unimportant, unprofound, unskillful, vacuous, vain,
     valueless, vapid, windy, worthless

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. Too simple to bother detailing.
      2. Not worth the speaker's time.
      3. Complex, but solvable by methods so well known that anyone not utterly {
      cretinous would have thought of them already.
      4. Any problem one has already solved (some claim that hackish trivial
      usually evaluates to ?I've seen it before?). Hackers' notions of triviality
      may be quite at variance with those of non-hackers. See nontrivial, {
      The physicist Richard Feynman, who had the hacker nature to an amazing
      degree (see his essay ?Los Alamos From Below? in Surely You're Joking, Mr.
      Feynman!), defined trivial theorem as ?one that has already been proved?.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TRIVIAL. Of small importance. It is a rule in equity that a demurrer will 
  lie to a bill on the ground of the triviality of the matter in dispute, as 
  being below the dignity of the court. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4237. See Hopk. R. 
  112; 4 John. Ch. 183; 4 Paige, 364. 

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