platform

What is platform?

platform meaning The hardware and software which must be present and functioning for an application program to run [perform] as intended. A platform includes, but is not limited to the operating system or executive software, communication software, microprocessor, network, input/output hardware, any generic software libraries, database management, user interface software, and the like.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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