noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle French plate-forme diagram, map, literally, flat form Date: 1535 1. plan, design 2. a declaration of the principles on which a group of persons stands; especially a declaration of principles and policies adopted by a political party or a candidate 3. a. (1) a usually raised horizontal flat surface; especially a raised flooring (2) a device or structure incorporating or providing a platform; especially such a structure on legs used for offshore drilling (as for oil) b. a place or opportunity for public discussion 4. a. a usually thick layer (as of cork) between the inner sole and outer sole of a shoe b. a shoe having such a sole 5. a. a vehicle (as a satellite or aircraft) used for a particular purpose or to carry a usually specified kind of equipment b. operating system; also the computer architecture and equipment using a particular operating system

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