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    Question moving platform

    What does moving platform mean ?!Click image for larger version. 

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    And what is the definition of platform according to the following link?!
    http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/platform

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    Re: moving platform

    A moving platform is a flat shape that moves; in this case it moves vertically like an elevator.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Dec-2014 at 23:01. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    #3

    Re: moving platform

    Something like this:


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    Re: moving platform

    Hello,
    I can't see the image.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Dec-2014 at 09:04. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote

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    #5

    Re: moving platform

    Click here to view the image.
    Not a teacher.

    Can a moving platform be a platform on wheels?

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    #6

    Re: moving platform

    Yes.

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    #7

    Re: moving platform

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    A moving platform is a flat shape that moves; in this case it moves vertically like an elevator.
    I agree that a platform is, by definition, a flat shape. However, when the word is used with "moving", the "flatness" is often disregarded and the platform may be any shape of vehicle. For example, one may read about the difficulty of shooting accurately from a "moving platform" such as a helicopter, a boat or a jeep. I suppose it could be argued that the "platform" in such cases is the flat floor of the vehicle concerned, but - for all practical purposes - the whole vehicle is the platform.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #8

    Re: moving platform

    Then the following may also be a moving platform.
    http://img.tjskl.org.cn/nimg/19/38/8...ist_system.jpg

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    #9

    Re: moving platform

    Yes.

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