maglev

noun, often attributive mag·lev \ˈmag-lev\

Definition of maglev

  1. 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. 2 :  a train utilizing maglev technology

Origin and Etymology of maglev

magnetic levitation


First Known Use: 1969


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