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abbreviation for at the moment: used for example on social media and in text messages:

I'm busy atm.

ATMnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌeɪ.tiːˈem/ us /ˌeɪ.tiːˈem/ mainly US UK usually cash machine, cashpoint

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ATMnoun [ C ]

also cash machine

abbreviation for automated/automatic teller machine (= a machine from which you can get money by using a special card)

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uk /ˌeɪtiːˈem/ us

[ C ] BANKING abbreviation for automated/automatic teller machine: a machine, usually outside a bank, which customers can use to get money out or manage their account by using a plastic card together with a PIN (= a secret number):

an ATM card/machine
ATM charges/transactions/withdrawals Most banks now offer free ATM transactions.

[ U ] IT abbreviation for Asynchronous Transfer Mode: a way of sending data from one computer to another

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