Time-machine meaning

A fictional or hypothetical device by means of which one may travel into the future and the past.
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In science fiction, a device for conveying a person or object into the past or the future.
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A hypothetical device used to travel into the past or the future.

Using a time machine caused Gene serious confusion. -

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The backup application that comes with the Leopard version of Mac OS X. Time Machine backs up files that have changed to either an internal drive, external hard drive or to another computer in the network running Leopard. It can also send backups to Time Capsule, a network-attached storage (NAS) and wireless router from Apple. See Time Capsule.
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Origin of time-machine

  • Coined by H.G. Wells in his novel The Time Machine.

    From Wiktionary