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platform

noun uk   /ˈplæt.fɔːm/  us   /-fɔːrm/

platform noun (STRUCTURE)

B2 [C] a flat raised area or structureA2 [C] a long, flat raised structure at a railway station, where people get on and off trains: The train for Aberdeen will depart from platform 9. [C] the raised part of the floor in a large room, from which you make a speech or give a musical performance: Speaker after speaker mounted/took the platform to denounce the policy. This brilliant young violinist has appeared on concert platforms all round the world.the platform UK the people who are up on a platform in order to speak to an audience: An elderly lady stood up and said she had a question for the platform. The platform party (= the group on the platform) applauded loudly.
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platform noun (IDEAS)

C2 [C usually singular] an opportunity to make your ideas or beliefs known publicly: By refusing to give us a grant to make this programme, they are denying us a platform. [S] all the things that a political party promises to do if they are elected: We campaigned on a platform of low taxation.
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platform noun (COMPUTING)

[C] the type of computer system you are using, in connection with the type of software (= computer programs) you can use on it: This new personal banking software can be used with any Windows platform.
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