Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Magnetic levitation.

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  • adj. Describing a train, system, etc, that operates by magnetic levitation.
  • n. A train propelled by magnetic levitation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. high-speed rail technology; train is suspended on a magnetic cushion above a magnetized track and so travels free of friction

Etymologies

Shortened from magnetic levitation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In truth, "levitating" trains really do exist - but they are properly called maglev trains, and they are high-tech marvels.

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  • The levitating train, known as maglev, was mocked earlier this year as the "Sin Express" by Republicans in Congress critical of $8 billion in high-speed rail funding included in the economic stimulus package.

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  • The damnable things include that the US DOT repeatedly fucked over the people who are core inventors and designers for maglev, which is why the highest speed trains are in Eurasia.

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  • Shanghai already has the fastest "maglev" train, shorthand for the German-built "magnetic levitation" technology that propels the wheel-less train using a series of powerful magnets on a track.

    China is pulling ahead in worldwide race for high-speed rail transportation

  • A high-speed train between Las Vegas and LA seems like a no brainer with some kind of maglev train like the one I took recently in Shanghai, which travels up to 268 MPH and averages 160 MPH throughout.

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  • Shanghai protest against fast train SHANGHAI -- Police broke up a demonstration against a planned extension of Shanghai's high-speed "maglev" train line yesterday, removing dozens of protesters from one of the city's most crowded shopping streets.

    Police break up

  • On Dec. 25, it unveiled plans to invest 5.1 trillion yen ($49.32 billion) over two decades on a high-speed "maglev," or magnetic levitation, train project.

    JR Tokai's 'Maglev' Rail Project

  • Chinese Protest Maglev Train Police broke up a demonstration against a planned extension of Shanghai's high-speed "maglev" train line yesterday, removing dozens of protesters from one of the city's most crowded shopping streets.

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  • Foods and beverages, such as cheese and milk, may be tested for their fat content in the future with a new sensor that uses magnetic levitation, or "maglev," the technology that allows high-speed trains to float above the tracks.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Scientists are reporting development of a new use for magnetic levitation, or "maglev," the futuristic technology best known for enabling high-speed passenger trains to float above the tracks.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

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