automated-teller machine

[ aw-tuh-mey-tid tel-er ]
/ ˈɔ təˌmeɪ tɪd ˈtɛl ər /

noun

an electronic banking machine that dispenses cash, accepts deposits, and performs other services when a customer inserts a plastic card and pushes the proper coded buttons. Abbreviation: ATM

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Also called automated teller, automatic-teller machine, cash machine, money machine.

Origin of automated-teller machine

First recorded in 1980–85
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