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platform

 [plat´form]
a flat horizontal surface higher than the level of the areas around it.
force platform a small platform that measures variations in downward force between different points on its surface, for assessing stability of stance and posture as a person stands on it. Called also force plate.

platform

a collective term for computer hardware and software components of a particular system.
References in classic literature ?
So intent was I in watching this scene, that I hardly saw a flying figure in a light grey suit, who shot across from the back of the platform, and was on the line in another second.
Waldron sat down, and, after a chirrup from the chairman, Professor Challenger rose and advanced to the edge of the platform.
We were assigned seats with our backs toward a small platform in the exact centre of the larger one.
Here are many small, raised platforms for the guest's sleeping silks and furs, and if he have none of his own clean, fresh ones are furnished at a nominal charge.
During this gayety, a man in the livery of the city, short of stature and robust of mien, mounted the platform and placed himself near the victim.
Seven feet higher he constructed a similar, though lighter platform to serve as roof, and from the sides of this he suspended the balance of his sailcloth for walls.
So we went to the high- level platform, and saw the engine-driver, and asked him if he was going to Kingston.
Thompson had hardly taken her seat when all eyes were turned on a tall tawny Negro sitting in the front row of the platform.
And then the great gate in the city wall opposite the platform of Hortan Gur swung suddenly wide.
Jim was brought with the others, although it took a good many Gargoyles to carry the big beast through the air and land him on the high platform, and the buggy was thrust in after him because it belonged to the party and the wooden folks had no idea what it was used for or whether it was alive or not.
Then he ran out upon the platform just as the engine whistled twice in the final warning that precedes the first rumbling jerk of coupling pins.
Hamilton Fynes answered; "I will walk up and down the platform.