maglev

noun, often attributive mag·lev \ ˈmag-lev \
Updated on: 30 Apr 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of maglev

magnetic levitation


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