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time capsule

time capsule

noun

: a container that is filled with things (such as newspapers or clothing) from the present time and that is meant to be opened by people at some time in the future

Full Definition of TIME CAPSULE

1
:  a container holding historical records or objects representative of current culture that is deposited (as in a cornerstone) for preservation until discovery by some future age
2
:  something resembling a time capsule <sunken vessels are archaeological time capsules — Philip Trupp>

First Known Use of TIME CAPSULE

1938

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