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Definition of time travel in English:

noun

[mass noun]
(In science fiction) travel through time into the past or the future.
Example sentences
  • And it is science fiction about time travel, so you need to keep your wits about you.
  • The chronological differences between past and present in time travel are marked.
  • Since we have never seen a tourist from the future, time travel must be impossible.

Derivatives

time traveller

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noun
Example sentences
  • At the end of that book the time traveller returns to the future and the anonymous narrator is left to write the story.
  • A Victorian time traveller would recognise the schools more than any other institution in this age.
  • There's 1,000 years of history here and the volunteer park ranger becomes a time traveller when she escorts groups around the park.

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