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noun [countable] platform pronunciation in British English /ˈplætˌfɔː(r)m/
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  1. 2
    an area next to a railway track where passengers get onto and off trains
    The train to Brussels will depart from platform 3.
  2. 3
    an opportunity to express your ideas or opinions
    Radio phone-ins provide a platform for people with strong opinions.
  3. 4
    something that allows something else to happen
    platform for: The funding would provide a platform for growth and development.
  4. 6



    platform shoes

    [plural] shoes that have a very thick bottom part and make you look much taller
  5. 7
    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?


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