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monorail

(Encyclopedia) monorail, railway system that uses cars that run on a single rail. Typically the rail is run overhead and the cars are either suspended from it or run above it. Driving…

York

(Encyclopedia) York, city (1990 pop. 42,192), seat of York co., SE Pa., on Codorus Creek, in an agricultural area; laid out 1741, inc. as a city 1887. It is a market, trade, processing…

Las Vegas

(Encyclopedia) Las Vegas läs vā´gəs [key], city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing…

magnetic levitation

(Encyclopedia) magnetic levitation or maglev măg´lĕv [key], support and often propulsion of objects or vehicles by the use of magnets. The magnets used in magnetic levitation…

Mumbai

(Encyclopedia) Mumbai mo͞ombī´, mo͝om´bī [key], formerly Bombay bŏmbā´ [key], city (1991 pop. 3,175,000), capital of Maharashtra state, W central India, occupying c.25 sq mi (…

Seattle

(Encyclopedia) Seattle sēăt´əl [key], city (1990 pop. 516,259), seat of King co., W Wash., built on seven hills, between Elliott Bay of Puget Sound and Lake Washington; inc. 1869.…

Tokyo

(Encyclopedia) Tokyo tō´kēō [key], city (1990 pop. 8,163,573), capital of Japan and of Tokyo prefecture, E central Honshu, at the head of Tokyo Bay. The Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan…

railroad

(Encyclopedia) railroad or railway, form of transportation most commonly consisting of steel rails, called tracks, on which trains of freight cars, passenger cars, and other…

U.S. Capitol

When the French architect and engineer Maj. Pierre Charles L'Enfant first began to lay out the plans for a new federal city (now Washington, DC), he noted that Jenkins' Hill, overlooking the…