Main definitions of ATM in English

: ATM1ATM2

ATM1

noun

  • A machine that dispenses cash or performs other banking services when an account holder inserts a bank card.

    ‘they tried to withdraw cash from an ATM using the stolen cards’
    [as modifier] ‘he took out £200 from an ATM machine’

Origin

1970s: short for automated teller machine.

Pronunciation:

ATM

/ˌeɪtiːˈɛm/

Main definitions of ATM in English

: ATM1ATM2

ATM2

  • 1informal At the moment.

    ‘I'm going through a difficult time ATM’
  • 2Telecommunications
    Asynchronous transfer mode.