maglev ma‧glev [ˈmæglev] noun [countable] TRAVEL
an advanced type of train which runs on a special track:

• The prototype maglev has notched top speeds of 320 mph.

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maglev UK US (also Maglev) /ˈmæɡlev/ noun
[C or U] TRANSPORT SHORT for magnetic levitation: an advanced type of transport system in which a train travels on a magnetic track, often at very high speeds: »

More than a dozen cities are considering building maglevs.

a maglev line/train »

High-speed maglev trains can travel at 430 kilometres per hour.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Maglev — (engl. magnetic levitation für Magnetisches Schweben) steht für: Magnetschwebebahn, ein spurgeführtes Landverkehrsmittel Transrapid Shanghai, ein Hochgeschwindigkeitszug in Shanghai, Volksrepublik China JR Maglev, ein Magnetschwebebahnprojekt im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • maglev — 1973, contraction of magnetic levitation …   Etymology dictionary

  • maglev — (Magnetic levitation) mag·lev || mæglev n. high speed train technology; electrically operated high speed train that glides above a track by magnetic repulsion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maglev — [mag′lev΄] adj. [< mag(netic) lev(itation)] of or having to do with a railroad system using magnets to float a swiftly moving train above its tracks …   English World dictionary

  • Maglev — JR Maglev at Yamanashi, Japan test track in November 2005 …   Wikipedia

  • Maglev — Train à sustentation magnétique Le Transrapid de Shanghaï Un train à sustentation magnétique (ou train Maglev) est un train qui utilise les forces magnétiques pour se déplacer. Au contraire des trains classiques, il utilise le phénomène de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • maglev — /ˈmæglɛv/ (say maglev) noun 1. → magnetic levitation train. –adjective 2. of or relating to such a train: a maglev system …  

  • maglev — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: magnetic levitation Date: 1969 1. the use of the physical properties of magnetic fields generated by superconducting magnets to cause an object (as a vehicle) to float above a solid surface 2. a train… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maglev — /mag lev /, n. See magnetic levitation. Also, Maglev. [1965 70; by shortening] * * * …   Universalium

  • Maglev — Magnetic Levitation: Magnetsvævebane hvor vognene elektromagnetisk hæves lidt over skinnerne og hvor et magnetfelt driver vognene fremad. En Maglev bane findes blandt andet ved Birmingham mellem den internationale lufthavn og jerbanestationen …   Danske encyklopædi

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