Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An unattended electronic machine in a public place, connected to a data system and related equipment and activated by a bank customer to obtain cash withdrawals and other banking services.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun banking Initialism of automated teller machine or initialism of automatic teller machine.
  • noun telecommunications, electronics Initialism of asynchronous transfer mode.
  • noun Initialism of air traffic management.
  • noun Initialism of advanced traffic management.
  • noun pornography, vulgar Initialism of ass to mouth.
  • noun transport Initialism of available ton mile.
  • noun computing Adobe Type Manager
  • adverb Internet slang Initialism of at the moment.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[a(utomatic) t(eller) m(achine) or a(utomated) t(eller) m(achine).]

Examples

  • Imagine you go to the ATM and take out $20 ... the receipt shows you have $100 more than you thought so you say what the hell and take out another $60 not realizing the ATM is a day behind.

    Social Security Myths, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • But running up to someone at the ATM is a terrible idea; dude probably thought he was about to get robbed.

    Clip du jour: Manbat! | EW.com

  • I was told it was not a credit union charge but a Visa (my ATM is also a Visa debit card) charge and that it had always been there but the government has now ruled it must be broken out where the customer can see it.

    Currency Exchange

  • The problem is because of the TSA and the new security and we can't go forwards or backwards, they need to put some of those what we call ATM machines in the back.

    CNN Transcript Sep 15, 2007

  • I don't really care what you call the ATM card, that's not the issue.

    Mindark, I’m sorry…

  • Dad, there is things that bad guys are placing in ATM machines now that can capture your card information.

    ATM Debit Card Fruad

  • Dad, there is things that bad guys are placing in ATM machines now that can capture your card information.

    ATM Debit Card Fruad

  • M/M-- I forgot to mention it here, but I guess the biggest recommendation from me ATM is Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger.

    Interviews & Friday Book Club

  • Let's say the current conversion rate with a BofA card at a Mexican ATM is 13.50, ok.

    Page 2

  • "Using a stand-alone ATM is like playing Russian roulette, especially in major metropolitan cities," says Robert Siciliano, a McAfee consultant and founder ofIdentityTheftSecurity. com.

    Watch Out for ATM Skimming

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