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Meaning of “vending machine” in the English Dictionary

"vending machine" in British English

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vending machinenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​machine from which you can ​buysmall things such as ​cigarettes, ​drinks, and ​sweets by putting ​coins into it: The ​vendingmachine in the ​office dispenses really ​tastelesscoffee.
(Definition of vending machine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vending machine" in American English

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vending machinenoun [C]

 us   /ˈven·dɪŋ·məˌʃin/
a machine you put ​money into to ​buysmallitems such as ​packages of ​food, ​candy, and ​drinks
(Definition of vending machine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vending machine" in Business English

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vending machinenoun [C]

uk   us   COMMERCE
a ​machine from which you can ​buy cigarettes, drinks, sweets, etc. by putting ​money in: Companies should ​providevendingmachines with ​healthyfood choices.
(Definition of vending machine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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