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Shortened from magnetic levitation.
maglev (not comparable)
- (rail transport) Describing a train, system, etc, that operates by magnetic levitation.
2013 June 1, “Ideas coming down the track”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 13 (Technology Quarterly):
- A “moving platform” scheme […] is more technologically ambitious than maglev trains even though it relies on conventional rails. Local trains would use side-by-side rails to roll alongside intercity trains and allow passengers to switch trains by stepping through docking bays. This set-up solves several problems […]. Stopping high-speed trains wastes energy and time, so why not simply slow them down enough for a moving platform to pull alongside?
maglev (plural maglevs)
- (rail transport) A train propelled by magnetic levitation.
train propelled by magnetic levitation