pyramid

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The Great Pyramids of Giza.

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Etymology[edit]

French pyramide, from Old French piramide, from Latin pyramis, genitive pyramides, from Ancient Greek πυραμίς (puramís), of unknown origin.

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pyramid (plural pyramids)

  1. An ancient massive construction with a square or rectangular base and four triangular sides meeting in an apex, such as those built as tombs in Egypt or as bases for temples in Mesoamerica.
  2. A construction in the shape of a pyramid, usually with a square or rectangular base.
  3. (geometry) A solid with triangular lateral faces and a polygonal (often square or rectangular) base.
  4. (UK, dated) The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.
  5. A pyramid scheme.

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pyramid (third-person singular simple present pyramids, present participle pyramiding, simple past and past participle pyramided)

  1. (transitive, genetics) To combine (a series of genes) into a single genotype.

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pyramid c

  1. (geometry) pyramid
  2. Pyramid-shaped construction.

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