Definition of maglev
1 : the use of the physical properties of magnetic fields generated by superconducting magnets to cause an object (such as a vehicle) to float above a solid surface
2 : a train utilizing maglev technology
Recent Examples of maglev from the Web
Musk has criticized the state's slow moving dream project of a bullet train between San Francisco and Los Angeles, offering his maglev Hyperloop train as an alternative.
But more will be spent on infrastructure, including the maglev train, which the government wants to help build between Tokyo and Osaka by as early as 2037, eight years earlier than a previous timetable.
Specifically, its taking aim at traditional maglev systems, which often require a powered track.
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Origin and Etymology of maglev
First Known Use: 1969See Words from the same year
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