or Mag·lev



Origin of maglev

First recorded in 1965–70; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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 for maglev

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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