platform/ ˈplæt fɔrm /

a horizontal surface or structure with a horizontal surface raised above the level of the surrounding area.
a raised flooring or other horizontal surface, such as, in a hall or meeting place, a stage for use by public speakers, performers, etc.
the raised area between or alongside the tracks of a railroad station, from which the cars of the train are entered.
the open entrance area, or the vestibule, at the end of a railroad passenger car.
a landing in a flight of stairs.
a public statement of the principles, objectives, and policy of a political party, especially as put forth by the representatives of the party in a convention to nominate candidates for an election:
The platform contained the usual platitudes.

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