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maglev

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[mag-lev]
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noun
  1. magnetic levitation.
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Origin of maglev

First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for maglev

maglev

noun
  1. a type of high-speed train that runs on magnets supported by a magnetic field generated around the track
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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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