platform

  1. Noun.  A raised stage from which speeches are made and on which musical and other performances are made.
  2. Noun.  a place or an opportunity to express one's opinion, a tribune.
  3. Noun.  (politics) A political stance on a broad set of issues, which are called planks.
  4. Noun.  A raised structure from which passengers can enter or leave a train, metro etc.
  5. Noun.  (automobiles) A set of components shared by several vehicle models.
  6. Noun.  (computing) A particular type of operating system or environment such as a database or other specific software, and/or a particular type of computer or microprocessor, used to describe a particular environment for running other software, or for defining a specific software or hardware environment for discussion purposes.
  7. Noun.  A high shoe type with an extra layer between the inner- and outer soles.
  8. Verb.  (transitive) To furnish with or shape into a platform.
  9. Verb.  (politics) (transitive) To include in a political platform.

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This entry was last updated on RefTopia from its source on 3/20/2012.