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Platform vs. Environment

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Platformnoun

A raised stage from which speeches are made and on which musical and other performances are made.

Environmentnoun

The surroundings of, and influences on, a particular item of interest.

Platformnoun

A place or an opportunity to express one's opinion, a tribune.

‘This new talk show will give a platform to everyday men and women.’;

Environmentnoun

The natural world or ecosystem.

Platformnoun

A kind of high shoe with an extra layer between the inner and outer soles.

Environmentnoun

All the elements that affect a system or its inputs and outputs.

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Platformnoun

(figurative) Something that allows an enterprise to advance; a foundation or stage.

Environmentnoun

A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.

Platformnoun

(automobiles) A set of components shared by several vehicle models.

Environmentnoun

(computing) The software and/or hardware existing on any particular computer system.

‘That program uses the Microsoft Windows environment.’;

Platformnoun

(computing) A particular type of operating system or environment such as a database or other specific software, and/or a particular type of computer or microprocessor, used to describe a particular environment for running other software, or for defining a specific software or hardware environment for discussion purposes.

‘That program runs on the X Window System platform.’;

Environmentnoun

(programming) The environment of a function at a point during the execution of a program is the set of identifiers in the function's scope and their bindings at that point.

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Platformnoun

(geology) A flat expanse of rock, often the result of wave erosion.

Environmentnoun

(computing) The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process.

Platformnoun

(nautical) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine.

Environmentnoun

Act of environing; state of being environed.

Platformnoun

(politics) A political stance on a broad set of issues, which are called planks.

Environmentnoun

That which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions, influences, or forces, by which living forms are influenced and modified in their growth and development.

‘It is no friendly environment, this of thine.’;

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Platformnoun

(travel) A raised structure from which passengers can enter or leave a train, metro etc.

Environmentnoun

the totality of surrounding conditions;

‘he longed for the comfortable environment of his livingroom’;

Platformnoun

(obsolete) A plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern.

Environmentnoun

the area in which something exists or lives;

‘the country--the flat agricultural surround’;

Platformverb

(transitive) To furnish with or shape into a platform

Environmentnoun

the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates

‘survival in an often hostile environment’;

Platformverb

(transitive) To place on, or as if on, a platform.

Environmentnoun

the setting or conditions in which a particular activity is carried on

‘a good learning environment’;

Platformverb

To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.

Environmentnoun

the overall structure within which a user, computer, or program operates

‘a desktop development environment’;

Platformverb

To include in a political platform

Environmentnoun

the natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity

‘the impact of pesticides on the environment’; ‘a parliamentary environment committee’;

Platformnoun

A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively.

Platformnoun

A place laid out after a model.

‘lf the platform just reflects the order.’;

Platformnoun

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.

Platformnoun

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.

Platformnoun

A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop.

Platformverb

To place on a platform.

Platformverb

To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.

‘Church discipline is platformed in the Bible.’;

Platformnoun

a raised horizontal surface;

‘the speaker mounted the platform’;

Platformnoun

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’;

Platformnoun

the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system

Platformnoun

any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons

Platformnoun

a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole

Platformnoun

a raised level surface on which people or things can stand

‘there are viewing platforms where visitors may gape at the chasm’;

Platformnoun

a raised floor or stage used by public speakers or performers so that they can be seen by their audience

‘he was a popular platform speaker’; ‘she was good enough to earn her living on the concert platform’;

Platformnoun

a raised structure along the side of a railway track where passengers get on and off trains at a station

‘he walked along Platform 2’;

Platformnoun

the floor area at the entrance to a bus.

Platformnoun

a raised structure standing in the sea from which oil or gas wells can be drilled or regulated

‘offshore platforms’;

Platformnoun

a raised structure or orbiting satellite from which rockets or missiles may be launched

‘the launch platform’; ‘orbiting weapons platforms’;

Platformnoun

a standard for the hardware of a computer system, which determines what kinds of software it can run.

Platformnoun

the declared policy of a political party or group

‘seeking election on a platform of low taxes’;

Platformnoun

an opportunity to voice one's views or initiate action

‘the forum will provide a platform for discussion of communication issues’;

Platformnoun

a shoe with very thick soles

‘yellow platform shoes’; ‘a pair of chunky platforms’;

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