Translation of podium in Spanish:

podium

Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊdiəm/

n

  • 1.1 (platform) estrado (m), podio (m)
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    • A seemingly proud Hilary Modeste stood at the podium to deliver his speech for the evening.
    • One needs only to imagine the American professor standing at the podium before a Muslim audience.
    • Change does not come from above: it's not the result of speeches from podiums - it's the outcome of the way people conduct their lives.
    1.2 (for column) podio (masculine)
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    • With the exception of the lowest level - where the concrete forms a stepped podium for the building - it is clad with metal and glass.
    • In the foreground there were screens of columns standing on a projecting podium and supporting an entablature.
    • We ended up building on a podium on the west side.
    1.3 (lectern) (American English/inglés norteamericano) atril (masculine)
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    • There was a desk, some chairs, a podium, and a screen on the back wall.
    • Stepping aside to allow the president through, Cindy Collins took her seat in a folding chair behind the podium.
    • The hostess nodded and motioned for them to follow her, moving from the podium, past two tables of diners and to a small two person table.

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