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noun [countable]     platform pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a structure for people to stand on that has been built so that it is higher than the ground

    There is a viewing platform where visitors can see the waterfall.

    1. a.
      a raised structure that speakers, performers, etc. stand on so that they can be seen by an audience

      The two candidates shared a platform for the question and answer session.

    2. b.
      a structure built above the sea, used by people who are working to get oil or gas
  2. 2
    an area next to a railroad track where passengers get onto and off trains

    The train to Brussels will depart from platform 3.

  3. 3
    the policies and goals of a political party, especially the ones that they state in order to get people to vote for them

    The Democratic platform would provide health insurance for all children.

  4. 4
    computing the type of computer system that you have and the programs that you can use with it

    Can the project be run on a personal computer platform?

  5. 5



    platform shoes

    [plural] shoes that have a very thick bottom part and make you look much taller
  6. 6
    something that allows something else to happen
    platform for:

    The funding would provide a platform for growth and development.

  7. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    share a platform (with) to speak or perform at the same event as someone, especially someone whose views you do not share

    The Labour leader refused to share a platform with the Prime Minister, saying they were 'not on the same side'.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/02/2017
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