Definitions for pyramidal-ˈræm ɪ dl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pyr•a•midˈpɪr ə mɪd(n.)

  1. a massive quadrilateral masonry structure having smooth, steeply sloping sides meeting at an apex, as a tomb built in ancient Egypt, or stepped and sharply sloping sides, as a temple platform built in pre-Columbian Central America.

    Category: Architecture

  2. any object or arrangement of objects shaped like a pyramid.

  3. a system or structure resembling a pyramid, as in hierarchical form.

  4. a solid having a polygonal base, and triangular sides that meet in a point.

    Category: Math

  5. any crystalline form the planes of which intersect all three of the axes.

    Category: Crystallography

  6. any of various anatomical parts or structures of pyramidal form.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  7. the series of transactions involved in pyramiding.

    Category: Business

  8. (v.i.)to take, or become disposed in, the form of a pyramid.

  9. to speculate in securities trading by using paper profits as margin for additional buying and selling.

    Category: Business

  10. to increase gradually, as with the completion of each phase.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  11. (v.t.)to arrange in the form of a pyramid.

  12. to raise or increase (costs, wages, etc.) by adding amounts gradually.

  13. to cause to increase at a steady and progressive rate.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  14. to employ in speculative pyramiding.

    Category: Business

Origin of pyramid:

1590–1600; < L pȳramid-, s. of pȳramis < Gk pȳramís; r. earlier, ME pyramis < L, as above

py•ram′i•dal-ˈræm ɪ dl(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyramidal, pyramidic, pyramidical(adj)

    resembling a pyramid


  1. pyramidal(Noun)

    One of the carpal bones.

  2. pyramidal(Adjective)


  3. Origin: From medieval Latin pyramidalis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyramidal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a pyramid; in the form of a a pyramid; pyramidical; as, pyramidal cleavage

  2. Pyramidal(adj)

    same as Tetragonal

  3. Pyramidal(noun)

    one of the carpal bones. See Cuneiform, n., 2 (b)


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