A slot is a grammatical term that describes an opening in a device or a position in a process. Slots are typically narrow depressions or openings that are used to receive a piece that slides in. Slots can also be an idiom meaning “deer track.” In some cultures, a bloodhound is known to follow the slot of a wounded deer. A slot is also a common name for a job position at a newspaper, airport, or air-traffic authority.
In sports, a slot can refer to a narrow opening. In ice hockey, a slot is the fourth position in the flying display. A slot is derived from the Latin word for’slit’, which means “to cut or provide.” Its use as a noun dates back to 1747. In other contexts, it can mean “a narrow opening”, “a groove, or a hole.”
An utterance can include one or more slots, or none at all. If it includes more than one slot, the bot will map it to an entity. For example, a custom slot can be used to mark a particular location. Another custom slot type relates to a location and a time. The latter is useful for marking locations in utterances. Using a custom slot type is another common use case. This can be useful when the user is unsure of what to map to the slot.
A computer with expansion slots allows users to expand their computer’s capability through the addition of add-on boards. Slots also serve as a physical connector between the motherboard and processor. Most desktop computers have a set of expansion slots for future compatibility. The use of expansion slots is a major trend in computers, with more consumers upgrading to faster and more powerful machines. In fact, most new computers come with an expansion slot that allows users to add on the hardware capabilities they need in the future.