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  • Árpád – it’s true that that sentence has no explicit reference to what came before, but I think the context is sufficiently clear for there to be no possibility of misunderstanding. I could have said “There is no entry for ‘change machine’ in the Macmillan Dictionary…” but that would have been needlessly repetitive. To say “there isn’t such an entry…” is possible, but to my ear is very old-fashioned.

  • I was wondering what you call those machines that do the reverse, that is, give you notes in exchange for your coins. Apparently they are change machines too. (My initial thought on seeing this was that it referred to a machine that brings about change, such as the internal combustion engine or the computer. Duh, as they say)