Definición de platform en inglés:


Saltos de línea: plat|form
Pronunciación: /ˈplatfɔːm


  • 1A raised level surface on which people or things can stand: there are viewing platforms where visitors may gape at the chasm
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    • A clumsy addition will detract from its appearance, but a modern glass extension at ground level or a viewing platform at the top could provide an exciting contrast to the stone facade and give you plenty of light.
    • The climax of the journey is the viewing platform on the top level.
    • You stand on the viewing platform and squint, trying to work out who the guy with the moustache and glasses is.
  • 1.1A raised floor or stage used by public speakers or performers so that they can be seen by their audience: [as modifier]: he was a popular platform speaker she was good enough to earn her living on the concert platform
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    • Neither Boulange, nor any of the speakers from the platform or the floor made this statement.
    • Carreras resumed his career, gradually returning to the opera stage and the concert platform as well as to the recording studio.
    • Badly scripted, obvious rhetoric is spewed from a platform of speakers.
  • 1.2A raised structure along the side of a railway track where passengers get on and off trains at a station: he walked along Platform 2
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    • The camera fast tracks along a London train station platform as the passengers disembark and rush toward us.
    • A family of drunken louts have been sent to jail for train hooliganism and fighting police on the platform of York Railway Station.
    • They land on the platform of the railway station.
  • 1.3British The floor area at the entrance to a bus.
  • 1.4A raised structure standing in the sea from which oil or gas wells can be drilled or regulated: offshore platforms
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    • The US government said on Wednesday that it could take up to 90 days to restore production at offshore drilling platforms that were destroyed by Hurricane Ivan.
    • They yesterday evacuated 485 non-essential staff from their 14 offshore platforms and two drilling rigs.
    • The birds may be fatally attracted to lighthouses, offshore drilling platforms, and the high-intensity lamps used by fishermen to lure squid to the surface.
  • 1.5 [usually with modifier] A raised structure or orbiting satellite from which rockets or missiles may be launched: the launch platform orbiting weapons platforms
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    • This was used as the air launch platform for the first six commercially developed Pegasus rocket boosters.
    • He could see dozens of low buildings and the big black launch platform where Rocket One would be sitting in only three months time.
    • It is qualified as a launch platform for the laser-guided anti-armour missile.
  • 1.6A standard for the hardware of a computer system, which determines what kinds of software it can run.
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    • The days of multiple hardware platforms and operating systems working with multiple databases and software configurations within one enterprise are coming to a close.
    • We plan to support more hardware platforms and operating systems.
    • One aspect of using hardware platforms for enabling software is that it inevitably requires porting of existing software solutions onto the platform.
  • 2 [usually in singular] The declared policy of a political party or group: seeking election on a platform of low taxes
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    • I also say a big thank you to the people in the Labour Party who accepted this measure as a policy platform at the last election.
    • The 1964 platform of the Republican Party did allow tax credits for those burdened by the costs of higher education.
    • The Party platform and election policy are the items of faith upon which trade unions and their members commit to work for the election of Labor Governments.
  • 2.1An opportunity to voice one’s views or initiate action: the forum will provide a platform for discussion of communication issues
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    • Under Russia's media laws it is prohibited to give terrorists a platform to voice their views.
    • They also provide an employee with an opportunity to clear the air, express opinions about how their own expectations have or have not been met, and provide a platform for them to voice any grievances.
    • This new programme will deal with topical issues and news stories of the day and provide a platform for listeners' views.
  • 3A shoe with very thick soles: a pair of chunky platforms [as modifier]: yellow platform shoes
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    • These leather sandals aren't platforms, but they look so glamorous that I couldn't resist mentioning them.
    • And of course, it is only in the world of Miuccia that it's ok to wear stockings with sandal platforms and still look so elegant.
    • ‘My name is Tzachi,’ he said with an accent as thick as his platforms.


mid 16th century: from French plateforme 'ground plan', literally 'flat shape'.

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