time machine


Definition of time machine

: a hypothetical device that permits travel into the past and future

Examples of time machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Screen Violence could be mistaken for a crate-dug find from multiple eras, a time machine given a narrative through line by Mayberry's winsome cries. Maura Johnston, EW.com, 26 Aug. 2021 Kaza and Seymour describe the event as a journey through a musical time machine of anthemic songs. Britt Julious, chicagotribune.com, 31 July 2021 Back in June, Zoom announced plans to acquire German company Kites, which develops real-time machine translation. Rob Mclean And Michelle Toh, CNN, 19 July 2021 Cézanne created a time machine that slowed the moment when everything glitched and stood still. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 7 July 2021 Concorde was sold as a time machine as would any new supersonic airliner. John Strickland, Forbes, 27 June 2021 Somebody get a time machine and invite a young Stephen Colbert to an orgy. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 24 June 2021 Take a time machine back two years to the moment the Clippers acquired their star duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, and this was the kind of start the franchise might have dreamed of. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2021 Take a time machine back to the '60s with this wiggy look. Yaa Bofah, Good Housekeeping, 26 July 2021

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First Known Use of time machine

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of time machine was in 1895

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time machine

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8 Sep 2021

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“Time machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20machine. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of time machine

: a machine that allows people to travel to a time in the past or future


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