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A straight line is a trivial example of a curve.
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Sentence #482156

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A straight line is a trivial example of a curve.

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MethodGT
Aug 17th 2013, 22:52
I don't think you mean "trivial" here. Trivial means not very important. You probably meant to say "special", which in this case would mean particular, or specific.

Also, the tag is wrong: Math isn't countable, so there is no plural form.
rabblerouzer
Oct 20th 2014, 01:21
Just want to second MethodGT's comments. Both are spot on and, at this point, the sentence doesn't convey the meaning that the Japanese equivalent does.
Ooneykcall
Oct 20th 2014, 02:06 - edited Oct 20th 2014, 02:10
"Math and maths are equally acceptable abbreviations of mathematics. The only difference is that math is preferred in the U.S. and Canada, and maths is preferred in the U.K., Australia, and most other English-speaking areas of the world."

Now don't start presuming one version is superior, etc...

Now on "trivial", the dictionaries say...
5. (mathematics) Of, relating to, or being the simplest possible case.
A straight line is the simplest instance of a curve, mathematically speaking. Makes sense, no?

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