by dataguy May 4, 2016

There are at least two usages of "trivial". One is to describe answers, and the other is to describe questions/tasks.

Answers: A trivial answer is something which is either immediately self-evident or which conveys no information.

Questions/Tasks: A trivial question can perhaps be defined as something for which either the answer or the method of finding the answer is known by the person asked the question.

Answers: A trivial answer is something which is either immediately self-evident or which conveys no information.

Questions/Tasks: A trivial question can perhaps be defined as something for which either the answer or the method of finding the answer is known by the person asked the question.

Answers: When asked to describe yourself, a nontrivial answer would be, "My name is Joe Schmoe. I'm 5'10" and weigh 170 lbs." A trivial answer would be, "I'm a human. I know English."

Questions/Tasks: In mathematics, computing the values of integrals is a trivial task, (even though it can be hard), because the methods for computing integrals are known.

Questions/Tasks: In mathematics, computing the values of integrals is a trivial task, (even though it can be hard), because the methods for computing integrals are known.

by Alexander TG April 30, 2006

by dibbylongshooott August 23, 2020

Trivialities are all the not very important things in life that we are put through to question in our life. But when it all comes down to it, they don't really matter.

Who cares a hundred years from now? Who'll remember all the players? Who'll remember all the clowns? What are you going to do and what does this life really mean? Well, when it all comes down..we're just cycling trivialities.

by fanboi25 April 23, 2011

A tier 4 player that got an ego after joining Arma. Only past-facs are Honor, Toronto, and Arma. Thinks they're good at prac, and will fold anyone in a game of Minesweeper or BTD Battles.

by reeetastic September 27, 2020

Right it’s the Todd Phillips copy-and-pasting a movie off of Urban Dictionary that’s the trivial part. It’s the Dr. JeepJorp Peepeestones citing me more than he cites Freud. The people recording me (while I sleep apparently)? Not important.

Hym “Right. That ☝️ is just a byproduct of my attitude. That’s trivial. None of that matters. That’s the trivial part. The meaningful part is the life of servitude. That’s what’ll give my life meaning. And what it will mean is that I don’t get to decide for myself what is trivial or non-trivial. Jordan Peterson will do that for me. That’s a part of his servitude to me... somehow. I still don’t see how I’m being served but that’s clearly an attitude thing on my part. His responsibility to do things like tell the truth, give credit where credit is due, act out the things he believes... Also trivial! It comes secondary to ‘not being manipulated.’ That’s the non-trivial thing. Here’s the hierarchy of value:

Not being manipulated

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Acting out your values

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Actually believing the shit you say

Not being manipulated

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Acting out your values

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Actually believing the shit you say

by Hym Iam October 28, 2022

by Carnophage December 16, 2004