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

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