Definitions for Platformˈplæt fɔrm
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Platform
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
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
Origin: [Plat, a. + -form: cf. F. plateforme.]
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
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- رَصِيف, منصةArabic
- plataforma, andana, tarima, programaCatalan, Valencian
- nástupiště, platforma, perónCzech
- llwyfan, platfformWelsh
- Podest, Plattform, BahnsteigGerman
- πλατφόρμα, αποβάθρα, εξέδραGreek
- plataforma, andénSpanish
- lava, asemalaituri, puhujakoroke, puolueohjelma, alusta, vaaliohjelma, sovellusalustaFinnish
- scène, plateforme, podium, quai, plate-formeFrench
- àrd-ùrlarScottish Gaelic
- pártprogram, politikai program, vágány, pódium, peron, emelvényHungarian
- piattaforma, binarioItalian
- 台, 演壇, プラットホーム, ホームJapanese
- 플랫폼, 홈, 플랫홈, 단Korean
- podium, platform, verhoog, kiesprogramma, perron, platformschoen, programmaDutch
- perrongNorwegian Nynorsk
- plataforma, salto plataformaPortuguese
- estradă, scenă, chei, peron, podiumRomanian
- платфо́рма, по́диум, перро́н, помо́стRussian
- podij, platforma, платфо́рмаSerbo-Croatian
- perón, nástupišteSlovak
- peron, podijSlovene
- platform, peron, apartman topuk, podyumTurkish
- платфо́рма, перо́нUkrainian
- sân gaVietnamese
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