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platform


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Platform  \Plat"form`\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  place  on  a  platform.  [R.] 
 
  2.  To  form  a  plan  of  to  model;  to  lay  out  [Obs.] 
 
  Church  discipline  is  platformed  in  the  Bible. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Platform  \Plat"form`\,  n.  [Plat,  a.  +  -form:  cf  F.  plateforme.] 
  1.  A  plat;  a  plan  a  sketch;  a  model;  a  pattern.  Used  also 
  figuratively.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  A  place  laid  out  after  a  model.  [Obs.] 
 
  lf  the  platform  just  reflects  the  order  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Any  flat  or  horizontal  surface;  especially,  one  that  is 
  raised  above  some  particular  level,  as  a  framework  of 
  timber  or  boards  horizontally  joined  so  as  to  form  a  roof, 
  or  a  raised  floor,  or  portion  of  a  floor;  a  landing;  a 
  dais;  a  stage,  for  speakers,  performers,  or  workmen;  a 
  standing  place 
 
  4.  A  declaration  of  the  principles  upon  which  a  person,  a 
  sect,  or  a  party  proposes  to  stand  a  declared  policy  or 
  system;  as  the  Saybrook  platform;  a  political  platform. 
  ``The  platform  of  Geneva.''  --Hooker. 
 
  5.  (Naut.)  A  light  deck,  usually  placed  in  a  section  of  the 
  hold  or  over  the  floor  of  the  magazine.  See  {Orlop}. 
 
  {Platform  car},  a  railway  car  without  permanent  raised  sides 
  or  covering;  a  f?at. 
 
  {Platform  scale},  a  weighing  machine,  with  a  flat  platform  on 
  which  objects  are  weighed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Halfpace  \Half"pace`\,  n.  (Arch.) 
  A  platform  of  a  staircase  where  the  stair  turns  back  in 
  exactly  the  reverse  direction  of  the  lower  flight.  See 
  {Quarterpace}. 
 
  Note:  This  term  and  quartepace  are  rare  or  unknown  in  the 
  United  States,  {platform}  or  {landing}  being  used 
  instead. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  platform 
  n  1:  a  raised  horizontal  surface;  "the  speaker  mounted  the 
  platform" 
  2:  a  document  stating  the  aims  and  principles  of  a  political 
  party;  "their  candidate  simply  ignored  the  party 
  platform";  "they  won  the  election  even  though  they  offered 
  no  positive  program"  [syn:  {political  platform},  {political 
  program},  {program}] 
  3:  any  military  structure  or  vehicle  bearing  weapons  [syn:  {weapons 
  platform}] 
  4:  a  woman's  shoe  with  a  very  high  thick  sole  [syn:  {chopine}, 
  {chopines},  {platforms}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  platform 
 
  Specific  computer  hardware,  as  in  the  phrase 
  "platform-independent".  It  may  also  refer  to  a  specific 
  combination  of  hardware  and  {operating  system}  and/or 
  {compiler},  as  in  "this  program  has  been  ported  to  several 
  platforms".  It  is  also  used  to  refer  to  support  software  for 
  a  particular  activity,  as  in  "This  program  provides  a  platform 
  for  research  into  routing  protocols". 
 
  (1994-12-07) 
 
 




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