Origin of maglev
First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening
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- 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)
Word Origin and History for maglev
1973, contraction of magnetic levitation.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper