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An introductory curriculum at a medieval university involving the study of grammar, rhetoric, and logic.Compare with quadrivium
- ‘And yet our curricula still reflect the priorities of the 1893 Committee of Ten, if not the shadows of the medieval trivium and quadrivium.’
- ‘The three basic arts - grammar, logic, and rhetoric - were known as the trivium.’
- ‘After completion of the trivium, medieval pupils graduated to the more challenging ‘quadrivium’ of music, astronomy, geometry, and arithmetic.’
- ‘His initial studies covered the trivium of grammar, logic, and rhetoric.’
- ‘In medieval terms, the Platonic approach locates music in the quadrivium, as a branch of mathematics, while the Aristotelian locates it with the practical arts of the trivium, grammar, rhetoric, and logic.’
Early 19th century: from Latin, literally place where three roads meet from tri- three + via road.
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