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English noun: platform

1. platform (artifact) a raised horizontal surface

SamplesThe speaker mounted the platform.

Broader (hypernym)horizontal surface, level

Narrower (hyponym)ambo, auction block, bandstand, block, catwalk, crow's nest, dais, deck, dock, dock, fly floor, fly gallery, footboard, footplate, foretop, landing, landing stage, launch area, launch pad, launching pad, launchpad, loading dock, microscope stage, monkey bridge, outdoor stage, pad, pallet, pier, podium, pulpit, ring, rostrum, runway, scaffold, soapbox, stage, stage, stairhead, stand, stump, top, turntable, turntable, wharf, wharfage

2. platform (communication) a document stating the aims and principles of a political party

SamplesTheir candidate simply ignored the party platform.
They won the election even though they offered no positive program.

Synonymspolitical platform, political program, program

Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document

Part holonymplank

3. platform (artifact) the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system

Broader (hypernym)ADP system, ADPS, automatic data processing system, computer system, computing system

Part holonymcomputer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system, operating system, OS

4. platform (artifact) any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons

Synonymsweapons platform

Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Narrower (hyponym)gun enclosure, gun turret, turret

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

5. platform (artifact) a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole


Broader (hypernym)shoe

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