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Dictionary definition for: Slot

1. (n) a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable; "he developed a version of slot grammar"

2. (v) assign a time slot; "slot a television programs"

3. (n) a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail) "he put a quarter in the slot"

4. (n) a time assigned on a schedule or agenda; "the TV program has a new time slot" "an aircraft landing slot"

5. (n) a position in a hierarchy or organization; "Bob Dylan occupied the top slot for several weeks" "she beat some tough competition for the number one slot"

6. (n) the trail of an animal (especially a deer) "he followed the deer''s slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees"

7. (n) (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board; "the PC had three slots for additional memory"

8. (n) a slot machine that is used for gambling; "they spend hours and hours just playing the slots"

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