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English noun: slot

1. slot (communication) a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable

SamplesHe developed a version of slot grammar.

Broader (hypernym)position, spatial relation

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

SamplesHe put a quarter in the slot.

Broader (hypernym)slit

Narrower (hyponym)coin slot, mail slot

3. slot (time) a time assigned on a schedule or agenda

SamplesThe TV program has a new time slot.
An aircraft landing slot.

Synonymstime slot

Broader (hypernym)interval, time interval

4. slot (state) a position in a hierarchy or organization

SamplesBob Dylan occupied the top slot for several weeks.
She beat some tough competition for the number one slot.

Broader (hypernym)position, status

5. slot (object) the trail of an animal (especially a deer)

SamplesHe followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees.

Broader (hypernym)trail

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

SamplesThe PC had three slots for additional memory.

Synonymsexpansion slot

Broader (hypernym)receptacle

Domain categorycomputer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

7. slot (artifact) a slot machine that is used for gambling

SamplesThey spend hours and hours just playing the slots.

Synonymsone-armed bandit

Broader (hypernym)coin machine, slot machine

Narrower (hyponym)fruit machine

English verb: slot

1. slot (cognition) assign a time slot

SamplesSlot a television program.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)schedule

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