Podium



[poh-dee-uh m] /ˈpoʊ di əm/

noun, plural podiums, podia
[poh-dee-uh] /ˈpoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a small platform for the conductor of an orchestra, for a public speaker, etc.
2.
Architecture.

3.
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4.
a counter or booth, as one at an airport for handling tickets or dispensing information.
5.
Zoology, Anatomy. a foot.
6.
Botany. a footstalk or stipe.
1.
a combining form meaning “footlike part” of an organism, used in the formation of compound words:
monopodium; pseudo-podium.
/ˈpəʊdɪəm/
noun (pl) -diums, -dia (-dɪə)
1.
a small raised platform used by lecturers, orchestra conductors, etc; dais
2.
a plinth that supports a colonnade or wall
3.
a low wall surrounding the arena of an ancient amphitheatre
4.
(zoology)

combining form
1.
a part resembling a foot: pseudopodium
n.

1743, “raised platform around an ancient arena,” also “projecting base of a pedestal,” from Latin podium “raised platform,” from Greek podion “foot of a vase,” diminutive of pous (genitive podos) “foot” (see foot (n.)). Meaning “raised platform at the front of a hall or stage” is from 1947.

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