cash·less | \ˈkash-ləs \

Definition of cashless 

: not having or involving cash specifically : relying largely or entirely on monetary transactions that use electronic means rather than cash

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The company is also working with FastBar for cashless purchases during the show. Gary Graff, Billboard, "The Roots to Perform With Ludacris, Rapsody and More at SXSW Jam: Exclusive," 8 Mar. 2018 Open for just a few weeks, the Glass Knife, a cashless café in Winter Park, takes its name from the Depression-era glass cake knives collected by owner Steve Brown's mother Jacque, a passionate hobbyist baker. Laurie Woolever, miamiherald, "The most magical surprise at Disney World? The world-class food | Miami Herald," 11 Jan. 2018 The airport has also recently struggled with contracting for an airport bank branch and ATMs as the growth of online banking and cashless payment services drives down the demand for ATMs and banks. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, "Hartsfield-Jackson luggage cart contract pressured by industry shifts," 2 June 2018 Some agencies, such as the North Texas Tollway Authority, are entirely cashless. Scott Calvert, WSJ, "Toll Roads So Tough, Naughty Drivers Are Felons," 6 Apr. 2018 Tender Greens is among a growing number of restaurants opting to go cashless. David Pierson,, "Erik Oberholtz, co-founder of Tender Greens restaurant chain," 19 May 2018 Zimbabwe is becoming the world’s first cashless economy, but not in a good way. The Economist, "Zimbabwe’s new president may not be able to fix the economy," 19 May 2018 Some companies, including salad chain Sweetgreen Inc., are already going cashless. WSJ, "Jetpacks and Tech-Enabled Cities: How We’ll Live in the Future," 9 May 2018 The Juniper report said cities that shift their public-transportation payments to cashless systems could save 25 seconds per transaction. Pete Bigelow, Car and Driver, "Unclogging Streets Could Help City Dwellers Save 125 Hours a Year," 19 Mar. 2018

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1731, in the meaning defined above

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