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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Middle Ages) a higher division of the curriculum in a medieval university involving arithmetic and music and geometry and astronomy.

Usage examples (25)
  • Boethius seems to have been the first to use the term quadrivium, joining music with the mathematical arts of arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy.
  • B1 is thus the earliest text to identify the set of sciences that became known as the quadrivium in the middle ages and that constitute four of the seven liberal arts.
  • These four subjects make up the quadrivium, after all.
  • The arts of the trivium (grammar, rhetoric, logic) and those of the quadrivium for more
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