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Dictionary definition for: Slate

1. (n) (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate

2. (v) designate or schedule; "He slated his talk for 9 AM" "She was slated to be his successor"

3. (n) thin layers of rock used for roofing

4. (v) enter on a list or slate for an election; "He was slated for borough president"

5. (n) a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers

6. (v) cover with slate; "slate the roof"

7. (n) a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices

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