stargate

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star +‎ gate. A science-fiction film of this title, Stargate, was released in 1994.

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stargate (plural stargates)

  1. (neologism, science fiction) A hypothetical device consisting of a traversable portal (typically a wormhole) that can send one to another location light years away nearly instantaneously.
    • 2000, David Hatcher Childress, Technology of the Gods
      Find examples of stargates and wormholes in the ancient world...
    • 2001, William R Alschuler, Howard Zimmerman, The Science of UFOs
      Perhaps the first clear depiction of a stargate is to be found in Robert Heinlein's classic novel Tunnel in the Sky...
    • 2002, Richard Leviton, The Galaxy on Earth: A Traveler's Guide to the Planet's Visionary Geography
      A stargate takes you to that star or constellation. ... The opening of a stargate requires the participation of the Archangel Michael...
    • 2003, Albert A Harrison, After Contact: The Human Response to Extraterrestrial Life
      At some point it might be possible to devise a "stargate" such as depicted in the movies 2001: A Space Odyssey and Stargate...
    • 2004, Stephanie Relfe, The Mars Force Book 2
      With a stargate, travel is instantaneous. It is quite possible that the secret government either has a stargate or is trying to get one.

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