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A sealed container preserving articles and records of contemporary culture for perusal by scientists and scholars of the distant future.
(Archaeology) a container holding articles, documents, etc, representative of the current age, buried in the earth or in the foundations of a new building for discovery in the future
a receptacle containing documents or objects typical of the current period, placed in the earth, in a cornerstone, etc., for discovery in the future.
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|Noun||1.||time capsule - container for preserving historical records to be discovered at some future time|
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)