time capsule



a receptacle containing documents or objects typical of the current period, placed in the earth or in a cornerstone for discovery in the future.

Origin of time capsule

First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for time capsule

Contemporary Examples of time capsule

  • It serves as a time-capsule: a conservative critique of the Obama presidency and the presentation of an alternative.

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    Noah Kristula-Green

    May 17, 2012

British Dictionary definitions for time capsule

time capsule


a container holding articles, documents, etc, representative of the current age, buried in the earth or in the foundations of a new building for discovery in the future
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