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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1976, acronym for automated teller machine (1974), which was developed in modern form c.1968.


adv. (context Internet slang English) (initialism of at the moment English) init. 1 (context banking English) (initialism of automated teller machine nodot=1 English) or (initialism of automatic teller machine nocap=1 English) 2 (context computing English) (initialism of w:Adobe Type Manager Adobe Type Manager English) 3 (context pornography vulgar English) (initialism of ass to mouth English) 4 (context telecommunications electronics English) (initialism of asynchronous transfer mode English) 5 (context transport English) (initialism of advanced traffic management English) 6 (context transport English) (initialism of air traffic management English) 7 (context transport English) (initialism of available ton mile English)

  1. n. a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade [syn: standard atmosphere, atmosphere, standard pressure]

  2. a means of digital communications that is capable of very high speeds; suitable for transmission of images or voice or video as well as data; "ATM is used for both LAN and WAN" [syn: asynchronous transfer mode]

  3. an unattended machine (outside some banks) that dispenses money when a personal coded card is used [syn: cash machine, cash dispenser, automated teller machine, automatic teller machine, automated teller, automatic teller]

ATM (computer)

ATM (ATM Turbo) is a ZX Spectrum clone, developed in Moscow, in 1991, by two firms, MicroArt and ATM. It has a , RAM, ROM, AY-8910 (two ones in upgraded models), 8-bit DAC, 8-bit 8-channel ADC, RS-232, Centronics, Beta Disk Interface, IDE interface, AT/ XT keyboard, text mode (, , ), and .

ATM (2012 film)

ATM is a 2012 American horror thriller film directed by David Brooks and starring Brian Geraghty, Alice Eve, and Josh Peck. The films centers on three people trapped in an ATM booth by a psychopathic hooded figure.

ATM (2015 film)

ATM (aka: Any Time Money) is a 2015 Malayalam comedy film written by Arun Nandhan and Thamizharasan and directed by Jespal Shanmugham, starring Bhagath Manuel in the lead role and marking the return to film of Bollywood superstar Jackie Shroff. The film was released 4 December 2015.

Usage examples of "atm".

Popeye loved it when every few weeks her owner would put her in a sink of warm water and lather her up with Nusalt antiseborrheic therapeutic shampoo, followed by the Relief antipruritic oatmeal and pramoxine cream rinse that her owner kneaded into Popeye's fur for exactly seven minutes, as the directions prescribed.

By law, all doctors and hospitals are required to report all gunshot wounds to police, but thus far no one has requested treatment.

It tasted nothing like the oatmeal she had eaten before, being rich with butter and milk, and having a salty taste.

Bubba had been raised in a Presbyterian atmosphere of predestination, God's will, inclusive language, exegesis and colorful stoles.

Roop was smart enough to know that if he was one of the twenty or thirty aggressive members of the media perched outside the restaurant door, he would not get special treatment.

But when he got like this, there was no point ranting and raving about something unless she wanted to get the treatment.

Brazil finally had to get a judge to grant permission for treatment, which would have resolved the matter had there not been a school-bus accident midafternoon.

She told the falling-downstairs story for the second time in three months and didn't think even the intern who'd been there observing the examination and the treatment believed it this time, but no one asked any uncomfortable questions.

That had been the better part of his childhood, but it infuriated him that Anna had been subjected to such treatment.

When he left again the atmosphere between them was still cold and silent.

A black-eyed young man in Western dress gave his attention solely to Rhy, not even glancing at her, and she received the same treatment from the desk clerk.

The intimate atmosphere was another spike that crucified her heart, but as Blake welcomed the pain of therapy, she welcomed the hurt of his company.

The atmosphere was easy, comfortable, and he commented on it when they were driving home late that night.

He was infatuated with her, lured by the challenge of seducing her and the hothouse atmosphere that his intense therapy program had generated.

He'd taken her to a restaurant in New Orleans where she'd never been before, and she liked the place-out-of-time atmosphere.