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Definition of Platform


  1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively.
  2. A place laid out after a model.
  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.
  5. A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop.
  6. To place on a platform.
  7. To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.

Platform Quotations

A British porch is a musty, forbidding non-room in which to fling a sodden umbrella or a muddy pair of boots; a guard against the elements and strangers. By contrast the good ol' American front porch seems to stand for positivity and openness; a platform from which to welcome or wave farewell; a place where things of significance could happen.
Dan Stevens

Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage.
Amy Jo Martin

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.

Social media is just a platform. Twitter is a very simple and immediate broadcast platform. Facebook is a very personal, when it comes to friends and when it comes to fan pages, a little bit less but still somewhat personal way to communicate.
Mark Cuban

I think the next big thing in music, and it's kind of because I come from the tech industry, is actually, I think it's the platform... Spotify is incredibly interesting. I think the platform is becoming the star.
Brian Chesky
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Platform Translations

platform in Afrikaans is perron, leiding
platform in Danish is perron, kaj
platform in Dutch is tribune, leiding, podium
platform in Finnish is ulkoportaat, laituri
platform in French is tenue, estrade, quai
platform in German is Bahnsteig {m}, Bahnsteig, Podium
platform in Italian is banchina della stazione
platform in Latin is pulpitum
platform in Norwegian is perrong, kai
platform in Portuguese is plataforma
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