triviality

[triv-ee-al-i-tee]
noun, plural trivialities.
1.
something trivial; a trivial matter, affair, remark, etc.: cocktail conversation marked by trivialities.
2.
Also, trivialness [triv-ee-uhl-nis] . trivial quality or character.

Origin:
1590–1600; trivial + -ity

nontriviality, noun, plural nontrivialities.
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triviality (ˌtrɪvɪˈælɪtɪ, ˈtrɪvɪəˌlɪzəm)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state or quality of being trivial
2.  something, such as a remark, that is trivial

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Example sentences
They speculate on their own but modern science has since long moved beyond
  triviality of everyday conceptions.
There's a slippery slope here, trading off explanatory power for triviality.
It is a triviality of logic that any theory which deuces contradiction is an
  inconsistent theory and it proves anything.
The seeming triviality of insects, on the other hand, was one of the reasons
  they were so important.
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