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English definition of “platform”

platform

noun (STRUCTURE)    /ˈplæt.fɔːm/ US  /-fɔːrm/
B2 [C] a flat raised area or structure Floors and parts of floors A2 [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.Train and bus stations and taxi ranks [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 .Floors and parts of floors 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 .Groups of people
(Definition of platform noun (STRUCTURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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