From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplatformplat‧form /ˈplætfɔːm $ -fɔːrm/ ●●○ S3 W3 noun [countable] 1 trainTTT especially British English the raised place beside a railway track where you get on and off a train in a station The Edinburgh train will depart from platform six.2 for speechesTBB a stage for people to stand on when they are making a speech, performing etc a small raised platform at one end of the room3 politics a) [usually singular]PPIDEA the main ideas and aims of a political party, especially the ones that they state just before an electionplank a strong women’s rights platform the Labour party platform b) CHANCE/OPPORTUNITYa chance for someone to express their opinions, especially their political opinionsplatform for The conference provides a platform for people on the left wing of the party.4 structureTB a tall structure built so that people can stand or work above the surrounding area an oil exploration platform5 computersTD the type of computer system or software that someone uses the UNIX platform a multimedia platform 6 express ideas an opportunity to express your ideas to a large number of peopleplatform for We mustn’t give these groups a platform for their propaganda.7 bus British EnglishTTC the open part at the back of some double-decker buses, where passengers get on and off8 platforms
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platformGeneral Vladimir Fyodorov led an ultranationalist government to power in 2002 on a platform pledged to eliminating organized crime at any cost."The deal provides us with a platform for expansion into new markets, " Weldon said.a gas drilling platformAlthough different installers are required for each platform, there is considerable commonality of code between the installers, observes Praxis.The train to Boston leaves from Platform 9.Actors have a good platform to promote their causes.The party's new platform emphasizes rural development.The train's arrival was an Event and whole families gathered on the station platforms to see their travelling members off.The train drew away and Claudia was left alone on the platform.Professor Allen stepped up onto the platform.Please address your comments to the platform.Warehouses yawning out over the barren yards and loading docks; rusted cranes fused to their platforms, punching at the air.Which platform does your department use, Windows or Macintosh?Often she wore platform heels and flared trousers.
From King Business Dictionaryplatformplat‧form /ˈplætfɔːm-fɔːrm/ noun [countable]1the raised place beside a railway track where you get on and off the train2a system used to broadcast television or radio programmes3a tall structure built so that people can work around the surrounding area oil platform4 (also computer platform)COMPUTING a particular type of computer system or softwarePick a secure operating system and computer platform.Origin platform (1500-1600) French plateforme diagram, map, from plat flat + forme form