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"pyramid" in British English

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pyramidnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɪr.ə.mɪd/ 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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(Definition of pyramid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pyramid" in American English

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pyramidnoun [C]

us   /ˈpɪr·əˌmɪd/
geometry a solid shape with a flat, square base and four flat, triangular sides which slope inward and meet to form a point at the top
A pyramid is also a pile of things that has a triangular shape: The acrobats formed a pyramid by standing on each other’s shoulders.
biology A pyramid is also a representation of a system with more items at the bottom and fewer at the top, for example, of the effect that one living thing has on another in the food chain.
(Definition of pyramid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pyramid" in Business English

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pyramidnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɪrəmɪd/ us  
an organization or system that has few people in top management and a lot of employees at the bottom
(Definition of pyramid from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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