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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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