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Definition of "platform" []

  • A horizontal surface raised above the level of the adjacent area, as a stage for public speaking or a landing alongside railroad tracks. (noun)
  • A vessel, such as a submarine or an aircraft carrier, from which weapons can be deployed. (noun)
  • An oil platform. (noun)
  • A place, means, or opportunity for public expression of opinion: a journal that served as a platform for radical views. (noun)
  • A vestibule at the end of a railway car. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "platform" in a sentence
  • "A native build system may produce set of jars (merely zip-archive, even it's not necessary to use jdk) for each platform named as mylibrary-native - {$version} - {$platform}. jar containing only dll/so/lib/etc and upload it into maven-repository as artefacts with classifier (it's easy to do even not using the maven)."
  • "The Focus branded LCS module within the Focus 360 ̊platform is an example of the flexibility and robustness of the Cobent system to meet a variety of business models, and was chosen for its web-based platform, configurability and performance."
  • "Its amazing that candidates whose main platform is to shift more taxpayer resources to the pockets of government workers has success."