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platform

Specific computer hardware, as in the phrase "platform-independent". It may also refer to a specific combination of hardware and operating system and/or compiler, as in "this program has been ported to several platforms". It is also used to refer to support software for a particular activity, as in "This program provides a platform for research into routing protocols".

(1994-12-07)

 


Nearby terms: plants PLASMA Plastic Pin Grid Array platform Platform for Internet Content Selection Platform Independent Graphical User Interface platinum-iridium
 

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