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Meaning of PLATFORM

Pronunciation:  'platform

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole
  2. [n]  a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
  3. [n]  any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
  4. [n]  the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system
  5. [n]  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"

PLATFORM is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: chopine, chopines, platforms, political platform, political program, program, weapons platform
 See Also: ADP system, ADPS, ambo, auction block, automatic data processing system, bandstand, block, catwalk, computer, computer system, computing device, computing machine, computing system, construction, crow's nest, dais, data processor, deck, dock, document, electronic computer, footboard, footplate, foretop, gun enclosure, gun turret, horizontal surface, information processing system, landing, landing stage, launch area, launch pad, launching pad, launchpad, level, loading dock, microscope stage, monkey bridge, operating system, OS, outdoor stage, pad, pallet, papers, pier, plank, podium, pulpit, ring, rostrum, runway, scaffold, shoe, soapbox, stage, stairhead, stand, structure, stump, top, turntable, turret, wharf, wharfage, written document



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plat"form`\, n. [Plat, a. + -form: cf. F. plateforme.]
    1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also
       figuratively. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.]
             lf the platform just reflects the order. --Pope.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
       ``The platform of Geneva.'' --Hooker.
    5. (Naut.) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the
       hold or over the floor of the magazine. See {Orlop}.
    {Platform car}, a railway car without permanent raised sides
       or covering; a f?at.
    {Platform scale}, a weighing machine, with a flat platform on
       which objects are weighed.
  2. \Plat"form`\, v. t.
    1. To place on a platform. [R.]
    2. To form a plan of; to model; to lay out. [Obs.]
             Church discipline is platformed in the Bible.
Computing Dictionary

Specific computer hardware, as in the phrase "platform-independent". It may also refer to a specific combination of hardware and operating system and/or compiler, as in "this program has been ported to several platforms". It is also used to refer to support software for a particular activity, as in "This program provides a platform for research into routing protocols".

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