from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A high-speed rail technology by which a train can travel free of friction at speeds of 480 kilometers (300 miles) per hour or more. The train is suspended on a magnetic cushion about half an inch above an elevated magnetic track, whose moving magnetic field alternately attracts and repels magnets mounted on the train, which is pushed and pulled along by this process.
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- n. a method of supporting and transporting objects and vehicles by using a magnetic field to counterbalance the gravitational pull
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The process of supporting an object, such as a vehicle, with a magnetic field so that it does not contact the object supporting it; it is a method used for eliminating friction in moving vehicles, and is used, e.g. in high-speed rail technology where a train is suspended on a magnetic cushion above a magnetized track and so travels free of friction.
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- n. 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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