time machine

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Coined by H. G. Wells in his novel The Time Machine (1895).

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time machine (plural time machines)

  1. (chiefly science fiction) A hypothetical device used to travel into the past or the future.
    • 2014, Ingrid Michaelson, Trent Dabbs, and busbee (lyrics and music), “Time Machine”, in Lights Out[1], performed by Ingrid Michaelson:
      If I had a time machine / And if life was a movie scene / I'd rewind, and I'd tell me / "Ru-u-u-u-u-u-u-un"

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