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[mag-lev] /ˈmægˌlɛv/
Also, Maglev.
Origin of maglev
1965-70; by shortening Unabridged
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Examples from the web for maglev
  • The concept of rapid maglev travel, as this trick is known, is not new.
  • High-speed maglev trains make extensive use of such magnets to levitate the cars above their tracks.
  • Discover how maglev trains work and explore the pros and cons of this transportation.
British Dictionary definitions for maglev


a type of high-speed train that runs on magnets supported by a magnetic field generated around the track
Word Origin
C20: from mag(netic) lev(itation)
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Word Origin and History for maglev

1973, contraction of magnetic levitation.

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