There are 3 definitions of Slot in English:

Slot

Syllabification: Slot
Pronunciation: /slät
 
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  • (the Slot) Name given in World War II by US forces to New Georgia Sound, in the central Solomon Islands. Japanese forces trying to defend Guadalcanal were seen as coming consistently down this passage from the northwest.

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Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 3 definitions of Slot in English:

slot1

Syllabification: slot
Pronunciation: /slät
 
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noun

  • 1A long, narrow aperture or slit in a machine for something to be inserted: he slid a coin into the slot of the jukebox
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    • This user-friendly machine has a tiny slot for inserting the bank-notes and the service provided is free.
    • I inserted a CD into the insert slot on the machine and it pulled the CD inside.
    • Coffee drinkers in luxurious coffee shops may throw a disrespectful or pathetic look on me, one who puts coins in the slot of a coffee machine.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1A groove or channel into which something fits or in which something works, such as one in the head of a screw.
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    • It's certainly usable, but maybe having slots instead of screw holes for more flexibility when mounting would have been better.
    • When placed into a slot that fits the screw's groove and shape, this allows for rotary motion to be converted into forward or backward motion.
    • It's easy to find a bit that fits the screw slot properly.
  • 2An allotted place in an arrangement or plan such as a broadcasting schedule: a late-night television slot landing slots at O’Hare
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    • The subject of no fewer than three slots on television news bulletins on Thursday night, it was an unprecedented achievement for an editor demanding his paper gets talked about.
    • The BBC is to place greater emphasis on foreign affairs programming with the announcement of funding for more commissions, to be broadcast in prime-time slots.
    • In another change from the usual pattern, the lectures will be broadcast in a morning slot at 9.00 am (with a repeat in the evening).
    Synonyms
    spot, time, period, niche, space
    informal window

verb (slots, slotting, slotted)

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  • 1Place (something) into a long, narrow aperture: he slotted a cassette into the tape machine the plates come in sections that can be slotted together
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    • This is what a new £7.4million extension to Bradford Royal Infirmary will look like when the prefabricated sections are slotted together.
    • South Lakeland residents are being urged to slot their coins in the collecting tins of the Royal British Legion to invest in a poppy to wear with pride.
    • The best outcome would be encouragement of a view of education which placed more emphasis on drawing people out (which is what the Latin educare means) and less on slotting them in to jobs.
    Synonyms
    insert, put, place, slide, slip
  • 1.1 [no object] Be placed or able to be placed into a slot: the processors will slot into a personal computer
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    • Hakkinen, who started from third position, quickly slotted behind Schumacher, both avoiding the pile-up drama going on behind them.
    • Anyway, we placed the tin full of snow on the kitchen table and I carefully spooned some out onto a blank slide which I then slotted under the microscope lens.
    • Into this you can slot 35 mm slides and negatives (two at a time) to transfer to your computer for posterity, or print out for all to enjoy.

Derivatives

slotted

adjective
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  • Most makers recommend they be tightened to 20 inch-lbs., which is not that easy to achieve with slotted or Allen-head screws.
  • The blade is not pointed, but ground to a screwdriver shape that will work on slotted or Phillips-head screws of the size typically found in automobiles.
  • Elevation is changed by a large, click-adjustable slotted screw.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'slight depression running down the middle of the chest', surviving as a Scots term): from Old French esclot, of obscure origin.

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slot2

Syllabification: slot
Pronunciation: /
 
slät/

noun

(usually slots)
  • The track of a deer, visible as slotted footprints in soft ground.

Origin

late 16th century: from Old French esclot 'hoofprint of a horse', probably from Old Norse slóth 'trail'; compare with sleuth.

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