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pediment

ped·i·ment

pediment

pronunciation:
pe dih mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a low pointed or curved gable atop a wall, entrance, window, cabinet, or the like.
definition 2: a somewhat sloped area at the foot of a steep rock surface.
derivations: pedimental (adj.), pedimented (adj.)
Word Parts
The word pediment contains the following parts:
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.