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See also: tardis and Tardis


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The Doctor's TARDIS.


Coined in 1963 for the British science-fiction programme Doctor Who; said to stand for "Time and Relative Dimension in Space".


Proper nounEdit

TARDIS (plural TARDISes)

  1. The time machine and spacecraft used by the Doctor in the British sci-fi television series Doctor Who, which is larger on the inside than its exterior (that of a British police box) suggests, or any of the conceptually similar time machines used by other members of the Doctor's race, the Time Lords.
    • 1986, Pip & Jane Baker, The Mark of the Rani, chapter 19, page 129:
      'While I was in the Rani's TARDIS, I made an adjustment or two.' He chuckled, remembering the occasion.
    • 2000, Fraser A. Sherman, Cyborgs, Santa Claus, and Satan, page 57:
      The Master's essence escapes his funeral urn and lands the TARDIS in San Francisco on December 30, 1999.
    • 2004, Will Hadcroft, The Feeling's Unmutual: Growing up with Asperger Syndrome (Undiagnosed),‎ page 16:
      I want the ground to swallow me up. I want to hide in a corner, curl up, and weep, sucking my thumb. I want the TARDIS to appear and take me away.
  2. Temporal Analysis, Reconnaissance and Decision Integration System.

Derived termsEdit


TARDIS (plural TARDISes)

  1. Alternative form of Tardis (something which resembles the bigger-on-the-inside time machine from the series Doctor Who).
    • 2008, in Astronomy Now, volume 22, issues 7–12, page 36:
      This unassuming Georgian terrace house, located within five minutes walk of the busy commercial and tourist heart of Bath in Somerset, is like a veritable TARDIS of astronomical history and discovery, with more to see on the inside than its [exterior suggests].