Definition of quadrivium in English:
A medieval university curriculum involving the “mathematical arts” of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. Compare with trivium.
- He then progressed to the quadrivium, studying geometry, arithmetic, music and astronomy.
- And yet our curricula still reflect the priorities of the 1893 Committee of Ten, if not the shadows of the medieval trivium and quadrivium.
- The trivium and the quadrivium represented the available means of expression.
Definition of quadrivium in:
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