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What Is a Slot?


A slot is a place to place something. It can be a narrow opening in a door, a position on an airplane wing, or a place to enter information into a computer.

The word slot is derived from the Middle English slot, which means “a hollow in the breastbone.” It has a variety of meanings depending on context. In most cases, it is used as a noun or a verb.

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A slot, or socket, is a computer processor connection that was designed to make upgrading the processor easier. It was first released by the Intel Corporation in 1997 as a successor to the Socket 8.

In ice hockey, slots are rectangular areas on the ice where the ball must pass without deflection. They are also called the scoring area or the goal line.

Another use for slots is in field hockey and the flying display. They are the fourth position on a winger’s display.

The name sleutana comes from the Latin word slotta, which is related to the Greek verb sleutana, meaning “to sleut.” It is also cognate with German Schloss.

Slot functions are a type of authorization that emits signals to connect new slots. They have a connection parameter that specifies the location of the slot.

A slot HTML element is part of the Web Components technology suite and allows you to create distinct DOM trees. It can also be used in conjunction with other components.