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a. A wide, low-pitched gable surmounting the façade of a building in the Grecian style.
b. A triangular element, similar to or derivative of a Grecian pediment, used widely in architecture and decoration.
2. Geology A broad, gently sloping rock surface at the base of a steeper slope, often covered with alluvium, formed primarily by erosion.

[Alteration (influenced by Latin pēs, ped-, foot) of earlier perement, probably alteration of pyramid.]

ped′i·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
ped′i·ment′ed adj.
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having a pediment
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