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[plat-i-tood, -tyood] /ˈplæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/

a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.
the quality or state of being flat, dull, or trite:
the platitude of most political oratory.
a trite, dull, or obvious remark or statement; a commonplace
staleness or insipidity of thought or language; triteness

1812, “dullness,” from French platitude “flatness, vapidness” (late 17c.), from Old French plat “flat” (see plateau (n.)); formed on analogy of latitude, etc. Meaning “a flat, dull, or commonplace remark” is recorded from 1815. Related: Platitudinous. Hence platitudinarian (n.), 1855; platitudinize (1867).


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  • Platitudinarian

    [plat-i-tood-n-air-ee-uh n, -tyood-] /ˌplæt ɪˌtud nˈɛər i ən, -ˌtyud-/ noun 1. a person who frequently or habitually utters platitudes.

  • Platitudinize

    [plat-i-tood-n-ahyz, -tyood-] /ˌplæt ɪˈtud n aɪz, -ˈtyud-/ verb (used without object), platitudinized, platitudinizing. 1. to utter . /ˌplætɪˈtjuːdɪˌnaɪz/ verb 1. (intransitive) to speak or write in platitudes

  • Platitudinous

    [plat-i-tood-n-uh s, -tyood-] /ˌplæt ɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud-/ adjective 1. characterized by or given to . 2. of the nature of or resembling a .

  • Platon

    Distributed language based on asynchronous message passing. [“Message Passing Communication Versus Procedure Call Communication”, J. Staunstrup, Soft Prac & Exp 12(3):223-234 (Mar 1982)]. [“Platon Reference Manual”, S. Soerensen et al, RECAU, U Aarhus, Denmark].

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