a horizontal surface, or structure with a horizontal surface, raised above the level of the surrounding area.
a raised flooring or other horizontal surface, such as a stage for use by public speakers, performers, etc., in a hall or meeting place.
a place for public discussion; forum.
the raised area between or alongside the tracks of a railroad station, from which the cars of the train are entered.
the open entrance area, or the vestibule, at the end of a railroad passenger car.
a landing in a flight of stairs.
a public statement of the principles, objectives, and policy of a political party, especially as put forth by the representatives of the party in a convention to nominate candidates for an election: The platform contained the usual platitudes.
a system of religious principles or doctrines.
a decklike construction on which the drill rig of an offshore oil or gas well is erected.
Also plat·form busi·ness mod·el . a business model that facilitates financial, social, collaborative, or other connections between large networks of producers and consumers, typically through digital technology infrastructure: Rather than providing a product or service to a consumer, as a producer would, the value contribution of a platform is the strength and scale of its network.
Building Trades. a relatively flat member or construction for distributing weight, as a wall plate, grillage, etc.
solid ground on which artillery pieces are mounted.
a metal stand or base attached to certain types of artillery pieces.
Nautical. flat1 (def. 42a).
a flat, elevated piece of ground.
Geology. a vast area of undisturbed sedimentary rocks that, together with a shield, constitutes a craton.
a thick insert of leather, cork, or other sturdy material between the uppers and the sole of a shoe, usually intended for stylish effect or to give added height.
Also plat·form shoe . a shoe with such an insert.
- plat·form·less, adjective
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How to use platform in a sentence
The platform is designed to track cannabis from seed to sale with a deep focus on compliance.Canix aims to ease cannabis cultivators’ regulatory bookkeeping | Matt Burns | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
In fact, it’s one of the most popular ways to advertise products and business on the platform.
The Yelp report makes the shocking statement that 60% of businesses on the platform, that closed since March, are now permanently closed.Facebook Business Suite is a new cross-app management tool for SMBs | Greg Sterling | September 17, 2020 | Search Engine Land
As the platform has changed over the last decade, so has the publisher’s understanding of what works.How The Economist has tripled the number of subscribers driven by LinkedIn | Lucinda Southern | September 14, 2020 | Digiday
Facebook Shop has onboarded major e-commerce platforms, such as Shopify, to enable small businesses to feature products for direct purchase via in-feed ads.The race to frictionless consumer journeys is expanding beyond marketplaces | acuityads | September 10, 2020 | Digiday
Kickstarter is one start-up platform that seems to have realized the danger.
He created his own crowd-funding platform for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which has yet to be launched.
And it must make sure that the platform of debate where we can freely exchange ideas is safe and sound.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive | Ayaan Hirsi Ali | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
People using it effectively opened a secret channel on an a public platform.
Think of the embarrassing subway platform or mid-office “adjustment” debacles you could avoid!Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive | James Joiner | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A gentleman got out of a carriage before it stopped, and fell between the rail and the platform.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
Analysis and practice in preparation are the steps over which we must climb to the platform of power.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
No, Jack is not much to look at, except when he wakes up—I have seen him quite transfigured on the platform.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
In the next place, as I can find no other persons who will come forward on my platform, I am bound to offer myself everywhere.
When I am an old maid I am going to mount the platform and preach the training of the voice in childhood.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for platform
a raised floor or other horizontal surface, such as a stage for speakers
a raised area at a railway station, from which passengers have access to the trains
the declared principles, aims, etc, of a political party, an organization, or an individual
a level raised area of ground
the thick raised sole of some high-heeled shoes
(as modifier): platform shoes
a vehicle or level place on which weapons are mounted and fired
a specific type of computer hardware or computer operating system
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for platform
The basic technology of a computer system's hardware and software, defining how a computer is operated and determining what other kinds of software can be used. Additional software or hardware must be compatible with the platform.
The part of a continent's craton (the ancient, relatively undisturbed portion of a continental plate) that is covered by flat or nearly flat strata of sediment.
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Cultural definitions for platform (1 of 2)
A political party's or candidate's written statement of principles and plans. A platform is usually developed by a committee at the party convention during a presidential campaign.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.