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pyramid

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈpɪr.ə.mɪd/
C1 a solid object with a square base and four triangular sides that form a point at the top a pile of things that has the shape of a pyramid: The acrobats formed a pyramid by standing on each other's shoulders.figurative Many organizations have a pyramid structure (= there are fewer people at the top levels of them than there are at the bottom).the pyramids [plural] (also the Pyramids) a group of ancient pyramid-shaped structures built in Egypt as tombs (= places to bury people) for the Pharaohs (= kings of Ancient Egypt)
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