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time machine

a theoretical apparatus that would convey one to the past or future.
Origin of time machine
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He leaned forward and set one of the dials on the time machine.

    Two Timer Fredric Brown
  • Clark looked around unhappily and then walked to the time machine.

    Benefactor George H. Smith
  • How in hell could even a time machine be in two places at once, I ask you?

    A Traveler in Time August Derleth
  • You would need a time machine to return, and there is no such thing.

    Voyage To Eternity Milton Lesser
  • This isn't a time machine in the comic book use of the term.

    The Ordeal of Colonel Johns George H. Smith
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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