The word is Latin for “the three ways.” The trivium was the foundation of a medieval liberal arts education and comprised the three subjects that were taught first: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Grammar is the art of inventing symbols and combining them to express thought; logic is the art of thinking; and rhetoric, the art of communicating thought from one mind to another, the adaptation of language to circumstance.
Trivium is the art of inventing symbols and combining them to express and communicate thought from one mind to another.
We thought that sounded like a pretty pretentious way to describe ourselves. But it’s pretty cool, too.