pediment

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Probably a dialectical alteration of pyramid.

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The upper part of the Greek National Academy building in Athens, showing the pediment with its neoclassical sculptures

pediment (plural pediments)

  1. (architecture) A classical architectural element consisting of a triangular section or gable found above the horizontal superstructure (entablature) which lies immediately upon the columns; fronton

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