pyramid - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈpɪrəmɪd/
singularpyramid
pluralpyramids
  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 for kings to be buried in.
  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 towards the top

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

derived word

pyramidal

 

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/ˈpɪrəmɪd(ə)l/
adjective