automated teller machine

noun

Definition of automated teller machine

: atm

Examples of automated teller machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An automated teller machine in Moraga ran out of cash. Los Angeles Times, "Scrambling to prep for an imminent blackout that took all day to arrive," 10 Oct. 2019 The average cost of an out-of-network ATM withdrawal reached a new high of $4.72, personal finance web site Bankrate.com reported in its latest study on checking account and automated teller machine fees. John Hielscher, orlandosentinel.com, "ATM fees keep on rising, new study finds," 8 Oct. 2019 This Labor Day will mark the 50th anniversary of that ubiquitous money dispenser in the U.S. The automated teller machine – known primarily now as ATM – made its American debut at a Chemical Bank in Rockville Centre, Long Island, on Sept. 2, 1969. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "What would we do without them? Labor Day marks 50 years since the ATM made its U.S. debut," 30 Aug. 2019 But Cardtronics, a large retail automated teller machine network whose ATMs are found in places like CVS, Walgreens and Speedway, was quick to applaud Tauchen’s bill. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Proposed Wisconsin law would force retail stores to accept cash," 16 Aug. 2019 The reason the automated teller machines are offline? Anna Buchmann, sacbee, "Heading to the Sacramento airport? Hit the ATM before you get there | The Sacramento Bee," 17 May 2018 That attack shut down automated teller machines in Kiev, froze government agencies and even forced workers at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to monitor radiation levels manually. Alan Blinder And Nicole Perlroth, New York Times, "A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder," 27 Mar. 2018 For a few cents Colombian customers taking out cash can buy insurance against being robbed during the next few hours, by pressing a button on the automated teller machine; 250,000 did so in July and over 350,000 in August. The Economist, "BBVA, a Spanish bank, reinvents itself as a digital business," 14 Oct. 2017 For a few cents Colombian customers taking out cash can buy insurance against being robbed during the next few hours, by pressing a button on the automated teller machine The Economist, "BBVA, a Spanish bank, reinvents itself as a digital business," 14 Oct. 2017

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Automated teller machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/automated%20teller%20machine. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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