Nontrivial



[non-triv-ee-uh l] /nɒnˈtrɪv i əl/

adjective
1.
not .
2.
Mathematics. noting a solution of a linear equation in which the value of at least one variable of the equation is not equal to zero.

Requiring real thought or significant computing power. Often used as an understated way of saying that a problem is quite difficult or impractical, or even entirely unsolvable (“Proving P=NP is nontrivial”). The preferred emphatic form is “decidedly nontrivial”.
See uninteresting, interesting.
[Jargon File]
(1995-02-21)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Nontropical sprue

    nontropical sprue non·trop·i·cal sprue (nŏn-trŏp’ĭ-kəl) n. See celiac disease.

  • Non-troppo

    [non trop-oh, troh-poh, nohn troh-poh; Italian nawn trawp-paw] /nɒn ˈtrɒp oʊ, ˈtroʊ poʊ, noʊn ˈtroʊ poʊ; Italian nɔn ˈtrɔp pɔ/ adverb, Music. 1. not too much: allegro non troppo. /ˈnɒn ˈtrɒpəʊ/ adverb 1. (music) (preceded by a musical direction, esp a tempo marking) not to be observed too strictly (esp in the phrases allegro ma […]



  • Nontyphoidal

    [tahy-foid-l] /taɪˈfɔɪd l/ adjective, Pathology. 1. of, relating to, or resembling .

  • Non-typical

    [tip-i-kuh l] /ˈtɪp ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of the nature of or serving as a or representative specimen. 2. conforming to a particular . 3. Biology. exemplifying most nearly the essential characteristics of a higher group in natural history, and forming the : the typical genus of a family. 4. characteristic or distinctive: He has […]



Disclaimer: Nontrivial definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.