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Meaning & Definition of Slot in English

English

Slot

/slɑt/

noun

1. A position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable

  • "He developed a version of slot grammar"
    synonym:
  • slot

2. A small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)

  • "He put a quarter in the slot"
    synonym:
  • slot

3. A time assigned on a schedule or agenda

  • "The tv program has a new time slot"
  • "An aircraft landing slot"
    synonym:
  • time slot
  • ,
  • slot

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • slot

5. The trail of an animal (especially a deer)

  • "He followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees"
    synonym:
  • slot

6. (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board

  • "The pc had three slots for additional memory"
    synonym:
  • slot
  • ,
  • expansion slot

7. A slot machine that is used for gambling

  • "They spend hours and hours just playing the slots"
    synonym:
  • slot
  • ,
  • one-armed bandit

verb

1. Assign a time slot

  • "Slot a television program"
    synonym:
  • slot

Examples of using

Tom put a penny in the slot.
I don't like to play on the slot machines.
The first thing you hear when arriving in Vegas is the ching ching ching of the slot machines.