Platform

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Definition

a platform: a raised floor, an area at a train station for passengers to get on and off the trains
noun
He got off the train and fell on the platform.

a platform (at a public meeting): a small stage, a stand, a podium (at a public meeting)
noun

Examples

  • "You need to get on the first train on this platform, and change at Chittlehampton."
  • "Mr. Cheeter, since you seem to enjoy using my classroom as a platform for your buffoonery, why don't you come up to the board and show us how you think this problem should be solved?"
  • "The next train on platform 2 will be calling at all stations to Upminster via Barking."
  • "I asked you here to speak about environmental initiatives in general, not to use my programme as a platform to promote your own company!"
  • "The next train from Dublin to Limerick will depart from platform five at 16:50."

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