Pyramids vs. Prisms

Pyramids vs. Prisms — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Pyramids and Prisms

Pyramidsnoun

A solid figure with a polygonal base and triangular faces that meet at a common point.

Prismsnoun

A solid figure whose bases or ends have the same size and shape and are parallel to one another, and each of whose sides is a parallelogram.

Pyramidsnoun

Something shaped like this polyhedron.

Prismsnoun

A transparent body of this form, often of glass and usually with triangular ends, used for separating white light passed through it into a spectrum or for reflecting beams of light.

Pyramidsnoun

A massive monument of ancient Egypt having a rectangular base and four triangular faces culminating in a single apex, built over or around a crypt or tomb.

Prismsnoun

A cut-glass object, such as a pendant of a chandelier.

Pyramidsnoun

Any of various similar constructions, especially a four-sided Mesoamerican temple having stepped sides and a flat top surmounted by chambers.

Prismsnoun

A crystal form consisting of three or more similar faces parallel to a single axis.

Pyramidsnoun

The transactions involved in pyramiding stock.

Prismsnoun

A medium that misrepresents whatever is seen through it.

Pyramidsnoun

(Anatomy) A structure or part suggestive of a pyramid in shape.

Pyramidsverb

To place or build in the shape of a pyramid.

Pyramidsverb

To build (an argument or thesis, for example) progressively from a basic general premise.

Pyramidsverb

To speculate in (stock) by making a series of buying and selling transactions in which paper profits are used as margin for buying more stock.

Pyramidsverb

To assume the shape of a pyramid.

Pyramidsverb

To increase rapidly and on a widening base.

Pyramidsverb

To pyramid stocks.

Pyramidsnoun

The game of pyramid pool.