- 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
It serves as a time-capsule: a conservative critique of the Obama presidency and the presentation of an alternative.Arthur Brooks' Road
May 17, 2012
- 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