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English definition of “podium”

podium

noun [C] uk   /ˈpəʊ.di.əm/ us    /ˈpoʊ-/ (plural podiums or podia)
a raised area on which a person stands to speak to a large number of people, to conduct music, or to receive a prize in a sports competition: Tears ran down her face as she stood on the winner's podium.Floors and parts of floors
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