A trivium is a ‘three-legged stool’ to define complex meaning in a way that can be succinctly conveyed to others. The original definition of trivium refers to classical education, which was built on a foundation of three subject areas: grammar, logic and rhetoric.
In developing triviums, we are challenged to define the three core concepts that hold the full meaning of what we are trying to convey in a balance of dynamic tension – one that is a Prime Pattern
The early leaders of the Christian church, for instance, distilled the meaning of Christianity down to the Trinity. Each element of the Trinity holds a particular part of the meaning of this faith.
Buddhism is based on the Three Jewels. Einstein’s theory of relativity could be seen as a trivium.
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