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time machine

a theoretical apparatus that would convey one to the past or future.
Origin of time machine
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for time machine
  • As soon as this time machine is built, time travel will commence, and continue to exist until someone turns off the machine.
  • Our sense of hearing, however, must rank a close second as a time machine.
  • The book was a revelation, a time machine to the era of wooden ballparks, day games and legal spitballs.
  • There is no scientific time machine only an imaginative one.
  • In his time machine, he's more likely to travel to the fifteenth century than to the twenty-seventh.
  • There was someone dressed as a working time machine.
  • He teases the standard forms of plotting, expanding the cinema's capabilities as a time machine.
  • The plateau is a time machine nonpareil, holding who knows what secrets.
  • What the fleets might really need, though, is a time machine.
  • The time machine is a computer model of the atmosphere, built not from air and water vapor but from data and equations.
British Dictionary definitions for time machine

time machine

(in science fiction) a machine in which people or objects can be transported into the past or the future
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