Meaning of PLATFORM in English

PLATFORM

transcription, транскрипция: [ plætfɔ:(r)m ]

( platforms)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A platform is a flat, raised structure, usually made of wood, which people stand on when they make speeches or give a performance.

Nick finished what he was saying and jumped down from the platform.

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2.

A platform is a flat raised structure or area, usually one which something can stand on or land on.

They found a spot on a rocky platform where they could pitch their tents.

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3.

A platform is a structure built for people to work and live on when drilling for oil or gas at sea, or when extracting it.

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4.

A platform in a railway station is the area beside the rails where you wait for or get off a train.

The train was about to leave and I was not even on the platform.

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5.

The platform of a political party is what they say they will do if they are elected.

...a platform of political and economic reforms...

= programme

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6.

If someone has a platform , they have an opportunity to tell people what they think or want.

The demonstration provided a platform for a broad cross section of speakers.

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