chip and PIN

chip and PIN
chip and PIN UK US noun [U] mainly UK COMMERCE, IT, BANKING
a system of paying for things using a secret number and a credit card or debit card that has an electronic chip in it: »

When the chip and PIN are used, a PIN number is entered instead of signing a receipt.


a chip and PIN terminal

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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