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Meaning of “slot” in the English Dictionary

"slot" in British English

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slotnoun [C]

uk   /slɒt/  us   /slɑːt/

slotverb [I or T, + adv/prep]

uk   /slɒt/  us   /slɑːt/ (-tt-)
to put something into a slot or ​fit together using slots: The ​legs of the ​chair are ​meant to slot into the ​holes at the back. Do these two ​pieces slot together? Slot ​piece A intopiece B, taking ​care to ​keep the two ​pieces at ​rightangles.
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(Definition of slot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slot" in American English

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slotnoun [C]

 us   /slɑt/
  • slot noun [C] (HOLE)

a ​narrowhole or ​opening: Drop the ​letter in the ​mail slot.
  • slot noun [C] (POSITION)

a ​place or ​positionavailable to someone or something: Perry will ​fill one of the ​open slots on the ​commission. Shaap’s ​program can be ​heard in the same ​time slot every ​morning.

slotverb [T]

 us   /slɑt/ (-tt-)
  • slot verb [T] (PUT IN POSITION)

to put someone or something in a ​particularposition: Weather ​reports are slotted between ​commercials.
(Definition of slot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"slot" in Business English

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slotnoun [C]

uk   us   /slɒt/
(also time slot) an ​amount of ​time that is ​allowed for a ​singleevent in a ​plannedorder of ​activities or ​events: I ​think I have a slot ​open in my ​diary.1-hour/90 minute/4-hour, etc. slot What can we ​test in the 90-minute ​time slot?the 9pm/Saturday night/morning, etc. slot The show ​competes with 'Bob the Builder' in the morning slot.delivery/viewing/landing slot Airlines are ​competing for ​landing slots at Gatwick ​airport.
a ​job in a ​company or ​organization: Five of the fifteen slots on the charity's ​board are ​open this ​year. Johnson ​moved to the ​top slot last month. atraining/teaching/​management slotthe CEO/Vice President/Director slot She ​left the ​CEO slot in 2009.
a ​position in a ​list of ​ranks: Within a few ​years we expect to ​compete with the ​big Wall Street ​firms for the ​top slot in the ​industry.the number 1/2/3, etc. slot They fought their way to the ​number 1 slot in the ​nation. atop 10/50/100 slot
IT a ​small, ​narrowopening for something to be put in: the ​memorycard slot in your ​computerin/into a slot You can ​insert a ​smartcard into a slot on the ​keyboard to ​verifydigitalsignatures.
(Definition of slot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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