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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.
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the suspension of an object above or below a second object by means of magnetic repulsion or attraction.
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|Noun||1.||magnetic levitation - high-speed rail technology; train is suspended on a magnetic cushion above a magnetized track and so travels free of friction|
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