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 for platform
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Halfpace \Half"pace`\ (-p[=a]s`), n. (Arch.)
     A platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in
     exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight. See
     Quarterpace.
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     Note: This term and quarterpace are rare or unknown in the
           United States, platform or landing being used
           instead.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Platform \Plat"form`\, n. [Plat, a. + -form: cf. F. plateforme.]
     1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also
        figuratively. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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     2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.]
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              lf the platform just reflects the order. --Pope.
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     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.
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     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.
        "The platform of Geneva." --Hooker.
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     5. (Naut.) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the
        hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Platform \Plat"form`\, v. t.
     1. To place on a platform. [R.]
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     2. To form a plan of; to model; to lay out. [Obs.]
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              Church discipline is platformed in the Bible.
                                                    --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  platform
      n 1: a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the
           platform"
      2: a document stating the aims and principles of a political
         party; "their candidate simply ignored the party platform";
         "they won the election even though they offered no positive
         program" [syn: platform, political platform, political
         program, program]
      3: the combination of a particular computer and a particular
         operating system
      4: any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons [syn:
         platform, weapons platform]
      5: a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole [syn: chopine,
         platform]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  154 Moby Thesaurus words for "platform":
     address, agora, amphitheater, arena, athletic field, auditorium,
     background, balcony, bear garden, bench mark, billiard table,
     bookmark, bowl, bowling green, boxing ring, bull ring, cairn,
     campus, canvas, catafalque, catstone, circus, cockpit, coliseum,
     colosseum, course, creed, dais, dead flat, dead level,
     declaration of policy, deliver an address, discourse, earth,
     emplacement, esplanade, estrade, field, flat, flatland, floor,
     forum, gallery, give a talk, ground, guiding principles, gym,
     gymnasium, hall, heliport, hippodrome, homaloid, horizontal,
     horizontal axis, horizontal fault, horizontal line,
     horizontal parallax, horizontal plane, horizontal projection,
     hustings, issue, keynote address, keynote speech, landing,
     landing pad, landing stage, landmark, launching pad, ledge, level,
     level line, level plane, lighthouse, lightship, line, lists,
     locale, mark, marker, marketplace, mat, mean sea level, menhir,
     milepost, milestone, milieu, monument, open forum, palaestra,
     parade ground, parterre, party line, party platform, pharos, pit,
     place, plain, plan of action, plane, plank, podium, policy, polity,
     position paper, prairie, precinct, principles, prize ring,
     procedure, program, public square, pulpit, purlieu, range, ring,
     rostrum, scene, scene of action, scenery, sea level, sea of grass,
     seamark, setting, site, soapbox, speak, speechify, sphere,
     squared circle, stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, stand,
     step terrace, steppe, stump, table, take the floor, take the stump,
     talk, tenets, terrace, terrain, theater, tilting ground, tiltyard,
     tower, tribunal, tribune, walk, watchtower, water level,
     wrestling ring
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  platform
  
     Specific computer hardware, as in the phrase
     "platform-independent".  It may also refer to a specific
     combination of hardware and operating system and/or
     compiler, as in "this program has been ported to several
     platforms".  It is also used to refer to support software for
     a particular activity, as in "This program provides a platform
     for research into routing protocols".
  
     (1994-12-07)
  

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