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quadrivium

quadrivium a medieval university course involving the ‘mathematical arts’ of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music; with the trivium comprising grammar, rhetoric, and logic, these subjects formed the seven liberal arts. The name is Latin, and means literally ‘the place where four roads meet’.

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trivium

trivium in the Middle Ages, the lower division of the seven liberal arts (grammar, rhetoric, logic), the upper four (quadrivium; see QUADRI-) being arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. XIX. — medL. use of L. trivium place where three roads meet, f. TRI- + via way.

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trivium

trivium an introductory course at a medieval university involving the study of grammar, rhetoric, and logic; with the quadrivium, forming the seven liberal arts. The word comes from Latin, and means literally ‘place where three roads meet’.

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quadrivium

quadrivium see TRIVIUM.

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