Meaning of “vending machine” in the English Dictionary

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"vending machine" in American English

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vending machinenoun [ C ]

us /ˈven·dɪŋ·məˌʃin/

a machine you put money into to buy small items such as packages of food, candy, and drinks

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"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 provide vending machines with healthy food choices.

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