Definition of maglev in English:


Syllabification: mag·lev
Pronunciation: /ˈmaɡlev


[usually as modifier]
A transportation system in which trains glide above a track, supported by magnetic repulsion and propelled by a linear motor: maglev trains
More example sentences
  • But the spokeswoman said the Hong Kong government pays attention to the development of various railway technologies, including maglev trains, and is open-minded about their application.
  • Why do we need air travel, when we can travel more efficiently from city center to city center, by train - by maglev - than we can by air?
  • He now wants to build a transatlantic train, maglev in an evacuated tube, that would cross the Atlantic in an hour.


late 20th century: from mag(netic) lev(itation).

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