magnetic levitation


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magnetic levitation

n.
The use of magnetic fields to suspend an object above another object without solid mechanical support. A well-known practical application is a high-speed train. Also called maglev.

magnet′ic levita′tion


n.
the suspension of an object above or below a second object by means of magnetic repulsion or attraction.
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Noun1.magnetic levitation - high-speed rail technologymagnetic levitation - high-speed rail technology; train is suspended on a magnetic cushion above a magnetized track and so travels free of friction
rail technology, railroading - the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads
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