Automat meaning

ôtə-măt
A trademark for automated restaurant services in which food is dispensed from vending machines.
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A restaurant in which patrons get food from small compartments with doors that open when coins are put into slots.
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A vending machine for food.
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A cafeteria consisting of vending machines.
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Origin of automat

  • From German Automat, as the system was originally developed in Germany.

    From Wiktionary