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time machine

noun
1.
a theoretical apparatus that would convey one to the past or future.
Origin of time machine
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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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

noun
1.
(in science fiction) a machine in which people or objects can be transported into the past or the future
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