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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


Synonymschopine


Broader (hypernym)shoe









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