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A term used in relation to science or technology while speaking to a lay person to avoid answering a question that would either lead to 1)a protracted explanation of high level physics, or 2)pointing out a logical consistency in a necessary plot device.
Woman: So why does that guy keep disappearing?
Man: Because he's out of synch with our time after being hit by a chronoton burst.
Woman: A chronoton?
Man: *sigh* It's a time particle. A bunch were released when the Borg destabilised the warp core with a modified photon torpedo.
Woman: But how can you have a particle of time?
by MonkeyBot5000 May 26, 2006
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