ATM machine

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HK Sheung Wan Bank of China Cheque Deposit ATM Machine.JPG


RAS syndrome; "ATM machine" is a pleonasm as the "M" of "ATM" stands for "machine".


ATM machine (plural ATM machines)

  1. A pleonastic but common variant of ATM

Usage notes[edit]

  • The use of "ATM machine" rather than "ATM" is common but is avoided by careful speakers and writers.