Math Definitions - Letter P


Definition of Pyramid

Definition of Pyramid

A pyramid is a solid object with

  • A polygon (a plane shape with straight edges) for a base
  • Sloping sides that are triangles that meet at the apex (the top)

Pyramids are one type of polyhedron.

The picture shows a pentagonal pyramid, but you can use any polygon as the base of a pyramid. The most common types of pyramids are triangular pyramids and square pyramids.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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