|Origin:||plateforme 'diagram, map', from plat 'flat' + forme 'form'|
plat‧form W3 [countable]
the raised place beside a railway track where you get on and off a train in a station:
trainTTT especially British English
The Edinburgh train will depart from platform six.
a stage for people to stand on when they are making a speech, performing etc:
a small raised platform at one end of the room
a) [usually singular]PP
the main ideas and aims of a political party, especially the ones that they state just before an election [↪ plank]:
a strong women's rights platform
the Labour party platform
a chance for someone to express their opinions, especially their political opinions
The conference provides a platform for people on the left wing of the party.
a tall structure built so that people can stand or work above the surrounding area:
an oil exploration platform
the type of computer system or software that someone uses:
the UNIX platform
a multimedia platform
an opportunity to express your ideas to a large number of people
We mustn't give these groups a platform for their propaganda.
the open part at the back of some double-decker buses, where passengers get on and off
shoes that have a thick layer of wood, leather etc under the front part and the heel