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Definition of pyramid noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pyramid

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈpɪrəmɪd//
     
     
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  1. 1a large building with a square or triangular base and sloping sides that meet in a point at the top. The ancient Egyptians built stone pyramids as places to bury their kings and queens.
  2. 2(geometry) a solid shape with a square or triangular base and sloping sides that meet in a point at the top
  3. 3an image, an object, or a pile of things that has the shape of a pyramid a pyramid of cans in a shop window The food pyramid shows you the food you should eat for a healthy diet.
  4. 4an organization or a system in which there are fewer people at each level as you get near the top a management pyramid
NAmE//pəˈræmədl//
 
, NAmE//ˈpɪrəˌmɪdl//
 
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pyramid

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