automated-teller machine

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


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

Nearby words

  1. automata,
  2. automata theory,
  3. automate,
  4. automated,
  5. automated teller machine,
  6. automatic,
  7. automatic beat,
  8. automatic camera,
  9. automatic data processing,
  10. automatic door

Origin of automated-teller machine

First recorded in 1980–85

Also called automated teller, automatic-teller machine, cash machine, money machine. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019