[ 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
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- automata theory,
- automated teller machine,
- automatic beat,
- automatic camera,
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- automatic door
Origin of automated-teller machine
First recorded in 1980–85
Also called automated teller, automatic-teller machine, cash machine, money machine.
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