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Noun: platform  'plat,form
  1. A raised horizontal surface
    "the speaker mounted the platform"
  2. A document stating the aims and principles of a political party
    "their candidate simply ignored the party platform";
    - political platform, political program, program [N. Amer]
  3. The combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system
  4. (military) any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
    - weapons platform
  5. A woman's shoe with a very high thick sole
    - chopine
  6. Something that acts as a good base to allow an activity to advance
    "A lot of bank tellers are college leavers looking to enter the banking world, and it's a role that provides a good platform to career progression"
  7. A technology, organization, or service etc. that creates value primarily by enabling direct interactions between two (or more) distinct types of customer
    - multi-sided platform, MSP
Verb: platform  'plat,form
  1. Provide with a platform
  2. Place or put on (or by) a platform

Derived forms: platforming, platformed, platforms

Type of: ADP system, ADPS, automatic data processing system, computer system, computing system, construction, document, horizontal surface, level, papers, shoe, structure, written document

Encyclopedia: Platform