maglev 1973, contraction of magnetic levitation.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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. * * * maglev UK US (also Maglev) /ˈmæɡlev/ noun ► [C or U] TRANSPORT …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 — (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 — [ maglɛv] noun a transport system in which trains glide above a track, supported by magnetic repulsion and propelled by a linear motor. Origin 1970s: from mag(netic) lev(itation) …   English new terms 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 …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.