Definitions for Platformˈplæt fɔrm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a horizontal surface, or a structure with a horizontal surface, usu. raised above the level of the surrounding area.
a raised flooring or other horizontal surface for use as a stage.
the raised area between or alongside the tracks of a railroad station, from which the cars of the train are entered.
the open entrance area, or vestibule, at the end of a railroad passenger car.
a public statement of the principles on which a person or group, esp. a political party, takes a stand in appealing to the public.
a set of principles; plan.
a place for public discussion; forum.
a decklike construction on which the drill rig of an offshore oil or gas well is erected.
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a flat, elevated piece of ground.
a thick insert of leather, cork, or other sturdy material between the uppers and the sole of a shoe. a shoe with this feature.
any standard that forms a basic environment under which compatible computer systems and application programs can be developed and run, as a specific computer processor or network connection (hardware platform) or an operating system, database, etc. (software platform) .
Origin of platform:
1540–50; earlier platte forme < MF: lit., flat form, plane figure. See plate , form
a raised horizontal surface
"the speaker mounted the platform"
platform, political platform, political program, program(noun)
a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
"their candidate simply ignored the party platform"; "they won the election even though they offered no positive program"
the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system
platform, weapons platform(noun)
any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a flat surface used to raise sth above the surrounding area
an oil drilling platform; the speakers stood on a platform
the area next to a train track that passengers wait on
passengers stepping onto the platform
A raised stage from which speeches are made and on which musical and other performances are made.
a place or an opportunity to express one's opinion, a tribune
this new talk show will give a platform to everyday men and women
A political stance on a broad set of issues, which are called planks.
A raised structure from which passengers can enter or leave a train, metro etc.
A set of components shared by several vehicle models.
A particular type of operating system or environment such as a database or other specific software, and/or a particular type of computer or microprocessor, used to describe a particular environment for running other software, or for defining a specific software or hardware environment for discussion purposes.
That program runs on the X Window System platform.
A kind of high shoe with an extra layer between the inner and outer soles
To furnish with or shape into a platform
To place on a platform.
To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.
Church discipline is platformed in the Bible. uE00028225uE001 Milton.
To include in a political platform
Origin: Recorded since 1550, from plate-forme, literally "flat form", from plate "flat" (from plat, of uncertain origin) + forme "form" (from forma). Compare flatscape.
a plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively
a place laid out after a model
any flat or horizontal surface; especially, one that is raised above some particular level, as a framework of timber or boards horizontally joined so as to form a roof, or a raised floor, or portion of a floor; a landing; a dais; a stage, for speakers, performers, or workmen; a standing place
a declaration of the principles upon which a person, a sect, or a party proposes to stand; a declared policy or system; as, the Saybrook platform; a political platform
a light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop
to place on a platform
to form a plan of; to model; to lay out
A computing platform is, in the most general sense, whatever pre-existing environment a piece of software is designed to run within, obeying its constraints, and making use of its facilities. Typical platforms include a hardware architecture, an operating system, and runtime libraries. Binary executables have to be compiled for a specific hardware platform, since different central processor units have different machine codes. In addition, operating systems and runtime libraries allow re-use of code and provide abstraction layers which allow the same high-level source code to run on differently configured hardware. For example, there are many kinds of data storage device, and any individual computer can have a different configuration of storage devices; but the application is able to call a generic save or write function provided by the OS and runtime libraries, which then handle the details themselves. A platform can be seen both as a constraint on the application development process — the application is written for such-and-such a platform — and an assistance to the development process, in that they provide low-level functionality ready-made.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Platform' in Nouns Frequency: #1290
Translations for Platform
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a raised part of a floor eg in a hall, for speakers, entertainers etc
The orchestra arranged themselves on the platform.
- palcoPortuguese (BR)
- das PodiumGerman
- scene; tribuneDanish
- plataforma; escenarioSpanish
- estrade, tribuneFrench
- प्लेटफार्म, चबूतरा, मंचHindi
- emelvény, dobogó, pódiumHungarian
- ræðu-/sviðspallur, sviðIcelandic
- 연단, 강단Korean
- plattform; talerstolNorwegian
- estradă, podiumRomanian
- сцена, трибунаRussian
- estrad, podium, tribunSwedish
- sahne, plâtformTurkish
- 講台，戲台Chinese (Trad.)
- сцена; трибунаUkrainian
- چبوترہ، مچانUrdu
- 讲台，戏台Chinese (Simp.)
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