Definition of pyramid
- the socioeconomic pyramid
the ancient pyramids of Egypt
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First Known Use: 1549See Words from the same year
: a very large structure built especially in ancient Egypt that has a square base and four triangular sides which form a point at the top
: a shape, object, or pile that is wide near the bottom and narrows gradually as it reaches the top
: something that resembles a pyramid in the way its parts are arranged or organized
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