magnetic levitation


Examples of magnetic levitation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To one day transport cargo across the dusty, cratered landscape, NASA is considering a magnetic levitation railway system. Passant Rabie / Gizmodo, Quartz, 21 May 2024 Business Column: Scientists are paying a huge personal price in the lonely fight against anti-vaxxers Oct. 20, 2023 Additionally, observes Scientific American, superconductors repel magnetic fields, which could lead to more efficient magnetic levitation, or maglev, trains. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China posted a video on Aug. 1, showing magnetic levitation of a LK-99 sample. Will Henshall, Time, 3 Aug. 2023 Advertisement After the experiments, the students agreed that quantum levitation was more stable than magnetic levitation. Lila Levinson, Dallas News, 10 July 2023 Similar to Japan's L0 Series, the Shanghai Maglev (also called the Shanghai Transrapid) is a magnetic levitation train that operates out of Shanghai, China. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 6 July 2023 Enlarge / Illustration of magnetic levitation using a high-temperature ceramic superconductor. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 29 Sep. 2022 And in the latest sci-fi twist, the new maglev (magnetic levitation) superfast train will start operations from Tokyo to Osaka in 2045 —largely passing underground, through the central mountains, following a route shadowing the ancient Nakasendo highway. Hiroshi Okamoto, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 July 2020 The Court of Special Appeals, the state’s second highest court, granted the appeal of Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail LLC, which is planning a $10 billion project to link Washington and Baltimore and eventually New York with a super-conducting magnetic levitation rail system. Lorraine Mirabella,, 7 Mar. 2022

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'magnetic levitation.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of magnetic levitation was in 1966

Dictionary Entries Near magnetic levitation

Cite this Entry

“Magnetic levitation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on magnetic levitation

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!