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English Dictionary: platform' by the DICT Development Group
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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.
            [bd]The platform of Geneva.[b8] --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]:
   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]:
   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 The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [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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