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  1. pyramid

    • IPA[ˈpɪrəmɪd]

    英式

    • n.
      a monumental structure with a square or triangular base and sloping sides that meet in a point at the top, especially one built of stone as a royal tomb in ancient Egypt.;an object, shape, or arrangement in the form of a pyramid
    • v.
      stack or arrange in the shape of a pyramid.;achieve a substantial return on (money or property) after making a small initial investment
    • noun: pyramid, plural noun: pyramids

    • verb: pyramid, 3rd person present: pyramids, gerund or present participle: pyramiding, past tense: pyramided, past participle: pyramided

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a monumental structure with a square or triangular base and sloping sides that meet in a point at the top, especially one built of stone as a royal tomb in ancient Egypt.
    • 2. an object, shape, or arrangement in the form of a pyramid:

      a pyramid of logs

      a pyramid roof

    • 3. a polyhedron of which one face is a polygon of any number of sides, and the other faces are triangles with a common vertex:

      a three-sided pyramid

    • 4. a structure of more or less pyramidal form, especially in the brain or the renal medulla.
    • 5. an organization or system that is structured with fewer people or things at each level as one approaches the top:

      the lowest strata of the social pyramid

    • 6. a game played on a billiard table with fifteen coloured balls arranged in a triangle and a cue ball.
    • 7. a system of financial growth achieved by a small initial investment, with subsequent investments being funded by using unrealized profits as collateral:

      the eventual collapse of illegal pyramids

    • 8. short for pyramid scheme
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. stack or arrange in the shape of a pyramid.
    • 2. achieve a substantial return on (money or property) after making a small initial investment:

      a bank can pyramid modest capital into an enormous sum of money

    • n. a nutritional diagram in the shape of a pyramid, especially (in the US) the Food Guide Pyramid.

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    • n. a system of selling goods or services in which each salesperson recruits further salespeople, resulting in a hierarchy in which each member is receives returns from the sales made by those below them.

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    • n. a system of selling goods or services in which each salesperson recruits further salespeople, resulting in a hierarchy in which each member receives compensation for the sales made by those below them.

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    • n. a form of investment (illegal in the US and elsewhere) in which each paying participant recruits two further participants, with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by later ones.

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    • n. a form of investment (illegal in the UK and elsewhere) in which each paying participant recruits two further participants, with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by later ones.

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    • n. a food pyramid developed by the US Department of Agriculture, displaying color-coded food groups arranged according to recommended levels of consumption in a healthy diet.

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    • IPA[ˈpirəˌmid]

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    • n.
      a monumental structure with a square or triangular base and sloping sides that meet in a point at the top, especially one built of stone as a royal tomb in ancient Egypt.
    • v.
      heap or stack in the shape of a pyramid:
    • debt was pyramided on top of unrealistic debt in an orgy of speculation

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