maglev

[mag-lev]
Also, Maglev.


Origin:
1965–70; by shortening

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maglev (ˈmæɡˌlɛv)
 
n
a type of high-speed train that runs on magnets supported by a magnetic field generated around the track
 
[C20: from mag(netic) lev(itation)]

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maglev
1973, contraction of magnetic levitation.
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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.
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