Slot

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Slot may refer to:

  • A narrow opening through which an object can pass, for example in a:
  • Slot, a space for a container on a ship, usually expressed as a 20 ft (6.1 m) or 40 ft (12 m) slot
  • Slot (car racing), a slot in the track on which slot cars race in and are guided by
  • Slot (ice hockey), the area on the hockey rink directly ahead of the goaltender between the faceoff circles on each side
  • Orbital slot, allotted position for a satellite in a "crowded" orbit
  • Slot, slang term for the chief copy editor on a newspaper

Technology[edit]

  • Groove (engineering), a feature cut into a hard material to provide a location for another component
  • Slot (computer architecture), the operation issue and data path machinery associated with a single execute pipeline in a CPU
    • Edge connector socket ("slot"), any type of female electrical connector for use with printed circuit boards having matching edge connectors
    • Slot 1, the physical and electrical specification for the connector used by some of Intel's microprocessors
    • Slot 2, the physical and electrical specification for the connector used by some of Intel's microprocessors
    • Slot A, the physical and electrical specification for the edge-connector used by early versions of AMD's Athlon processor
  • Expansion slot, for expansion cards
  • Leading edge slot, an aerodynamic device used on fixed wing aircraft
  • Slot antenna, a directional antenna consisting of a slot in a piece of metal
  • Kensington Security Slot, small hole found on almost all recent small or portable computer and electronics equipment used for attaching a lock

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