Definition of automated teller machine in English:

automated teller machine

Syllabification: au·to·mat·ed tell·er ma·chine
(also automatic teller machine
, abbreviation: ATM)


  • A machine that automatically provides cash and performs other banking services on insertion of a special card by the account holder.
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    • Regulators are particularly worried that some banks provide the service even at automated teller machines (ATMs).
    • Payment cards also may enable the customer to obtain cash and access other bank services from an automated teller machine.
    • Some are structured so that a cardholder pays a fee every time the card is used in an automated teller machine or at a cash register.

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