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noun [countable] pyramid pronunciation in American English /ˈpɪrəmɪd/
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  1. 1
    a large stone structure with a square base and walls with three sides that meet at a point on the top of the structure. The most famous ones, known as the Pyramids, were built in ancient Egypt in order to bury kings.
  2. 2
    an object with the shape of a pyramid
    1. a.
      a pile of things arranged in the shape of a pyramid
      pyramid of:

      a tray on which a pyramid of empty cups and glasses was balanced

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  3. 3
    an organization or system that has fewer people at each level as you get toward the top

    This really only benefits the few at the top of the social pyramid.

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 pyramid pronunciation in American English /ˈpɪrəmɪd(ə)l/ adjective

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