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trivia (noun) unimportant matters, details or information; detailed information about many subjects.

Trivia is unimportant and useless details. When two or more people sit together, having nothing important to do, they discuss trivia. That is, they while away their time talking about unimportant and useless matters. A good number of magazines print movie trivia that is useless and unimportant matters about movies, movie stars, etc. Trivia is also detailed information about a number of subjects, including history, sports, culture, politics, etc. Most often quiz competitions test your knowledge of trivia, that is, your knowledge of the details of history, current affairs, etc.

  • A discussion of trivia occupied most of their evening when they met after a long time. They discussed all sorts of matters, none of them of any importance or use.
  • He is so full of information and is so knowledgeable that he wins most of the trivia quiz competitions. His wide reading helps him gather vast information about a number of subjects that form the trivia.
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