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[non-triv-ee-uh l] /nɒnˈtrɪv i əl/

not .
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.
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