Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fictional or hypothetical device by means of which one may travel into the future and the past.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hypothetical device used to travel into the past or the future.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a science fiction machine that is supposed to transport people or objects into the past or the future

Etymologies

Coined by H.G. Wells in his novel The Time Machine. (Wiktionary)

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