a type of high-speed train that runs on magnets supported by a magnetic field generated around the track
1973, contraction of magnetic levitation.
magnetic levitation [train]
[mag-muh] /ˈmæg mə/ noun, plural magmas, magmata [mag-muh-tuh] /ˈmæg mə tə/ (Show IPA) 1. Geology. molten material beneath or within the earth’s crust, from which igneous rock is formed. 2. any crude mixture of finely divided mineral or organic matter. 3. Chemistry, Pharmacology. a paste composed of solid and liquid matter. /ˈmæɡmə/ noun (pl) -mas, […]
language A language that allows programmability of the control environment, e.g. recursion, backtracking, coroutines, nondeterminism, etc. Magma2 was the successor to MagmaLISP. [“Magma2: A Language Oriented Toward Experiments in Control”, Franco Turini, ACM TOPLAS 6(4):468-486 (Oct 1984)]. (1995-07-30)
- Magma chamber
noun 1. a reservoir of magma in the earth’s crust where the magma may reside temporarily on its way from the upper mantle to the earth’s surface noun an underground cavity containing molten rock, esp. below a volcano; also called magma reservoir