Platform

Definition of Platform

Plat´form`
n.1.A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively.
2.A place laid out after a model.
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.
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.
v. t.1.To place on a platform.
2.To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.
Church discipline is platformed in the Bible.
- Milton.

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