magnetic levitation

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Virgin's system includes magnetic levitation, much like the technology used in advanced high-speed rail projects in Japan and Germany. Anamaria Silic, Discover Magazine, 13 Feb. 2021 To do away with the former, the pod needs to hover above its track, making hyperloop a magnetic levitation (maglev) train. Anamaria Silic, Discover Magazine, 13 Feb. 2021 The rail operator, planning a $10 billion project to link Washington and Baltimore with a superconducting magnetic levitation rail system, filed the condemnation lawsuit in June 2021. Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun, 11 Nov. 2022 In Japan, the government is investing $72 billion in the Chuo Shinkansen project — a 178-mile line with tracks that use magnetic levitation (maglev). Catherine Garcia, The Week, 14 July 2022 That tranquility, however, has been shattered by helicopter noises, blasting operations, and truck traffic since the launch of local construction for the superconducting magnetic levitation train in 2016, operated by Central Japan Railway. Takehiko Kambayashi, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Apr. 2022 There wouldn’t be any axle; the tires would be held in place by magnetic levitation. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, 28 Dec. 2021 The superconducting magnetic levitation system is planned to have three stops: one in each city and at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport. Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2021 The bullet train is able to travel at such high speeds because of magnetic levitation. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 22 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnetic levitation was in 1966

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“Magnetic levitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetic%20levitation. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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