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au·to·mat

 (ô′tə-măt′)
n.
A cafeteria or restaurant in which food is dispensed from vending machines.

[Originally a trademark.]

automat

(ˈɔːtəˌmæt)
n
1. (General Engineering) Also called: vending machine a machine that automatically dispenses goods, such as cigarettes, when money is inserted
2. chiefly US an area or room, sometimes having restaurant facilities, where food and other goods are supplied from vending machines
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.automat - a vending machine from which you can get foodautomat - a vending machine from which you can get food
vending machine - a slot machine for selling goods
2.automat - a cafeteria where food is served from machines
cafeteria - a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashier
Translations

automat

[ˈɔːtəmæt] N
1. (Brit) → máquina f expendedora
2. (US) → restaurante m de autoservicio

automat

[ˈɔːtəmæt] n
(= vending machine) → distributeur m (automatique)
(US) (= place) → cafétéria f avec distributeurs automatiques

automat

n (US) → Automatenrestaurant nt

automat

[ˈɔːtəˌmæt] n (vending machine) → distributore m automatico (Am) (room) tavola calda fornita esclusivamente di distributori automatici
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