pediment

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noun ped·i·ment \ ˈpe-də-mənt \

Definition of pediment

1 :a triangular space that forms the gable of a low-pitched roof and that is usually filled with relief sculpture in classical architecture; also :a similar form used as a decoration
2 :a broad gently sloping bedrock surface with low relief that is situated at the base of a steeper slope and is usually thinly covered with alluvial gravel and sand

pedimental

play \ˌpe-də-ˈmen-tᵊl\ adjective

pedimented

play \ˈpe-də-ˌmen-təd\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of pediment

alteration of obsolete English periment, probably alteration of English pyramid

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PEDIMENT Defined for English Language Learners

pediment

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Definition of pediment for English Language Learners

  • : a triangular area on the face of a building below the roof, above an entrance, etc.


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