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addaword.gifdefinition of Phlebotinum

noun
an impossible or imaginary device which is used to move forward the plot of a TV show, book or film, especially in science fiction and fantasy
It's science, it's magic, it's strange things unknown to science or magic. The reader does not know how Phlebotinum would work and the creators hope he or she doesn't care.
Submitted by: sa from Singapore on 18/09/2011 15:23:00
Definition of Phlebotinum from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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