1 a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable; "he developed a version of slot grammar"
2 a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail); "he put a quarter in the slot"
3 a time assigned on a schedule or agenda; "the TV program has a new time slot"; "an aircraft landing slot" [syn: time 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"
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"
6 (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board; "the PC had three slots for additional memory" [syn: expansion slot]
7 a slot machine that is used for gambling; "they spend hours and hours just playing the slots" [syn: one-armed bandit] v : assign a time slot; "slot a television programs" [also: slotting, slotted]slotting See slot
- present participle of slot