A narrow opening for passing something through, as in a door or window. Also, a period of time during which an activity is scheduled to occur: a plane’s slot for takeoff. Also a machine designed for gambling, especially one that uses video monitors and accepts player loyalty cards. In the United States, slots have become a powerful force in casino gambling, accounting for upwards of three-quarters of all gambling revenue and prompting debate over how best to regulate their use.
A notch or other similar opening in the primaries of certain birds, which during flight helps to maintain a smooth flow of air over the wings. Also called slit.
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Many companies rely on time-slot scheduling to organize meetings, consultations and evaluation reviews with employees or clients. For example, health care providers often schedule appointments with patients using time slots to better organize urgent care, routine check-ups and new patient consults. This approach can also help teams and departments communicate about availability.