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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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  • If you will look through the telescope you will see my aides already nearing completion on the time machine.

    Cube Root of Conquest Roger Phillips Graham
  • He leaned forward and set one of the dials on the time machine.

    Two Timer Fredric Brown
  • The time machine pictures a possible result of the Marxian process which has led to an irrevocable division of classes.

    The World of H.G. Wells Van Wyck Brooks
  • Clark looked around unhappily and then walked to the time machine.

    Benefactor George H. Smith
  • It was just as well, I suppose, though he was too hurt to think so; he had more leisure to develop the time machine.

    The Old Die Rich Horace Leonard Gold
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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